hungry prof Posted May 6, 2010 Share Posted May 6, 2010 I can't seem to find a topic on this, so here goes: any of our wine connoisseurs (or even sommeliers) have any advice on how to learn about wine. In my own case, I married well (in any number of ways, including wine): my father-in-law is very into burgundy, keeping us well stocked with the burgundy he collects throughout the year and on his annual visits to Burgundy. But with considerable embarrassment, I'll admit to knowing little about what I'm drinking other than that it costs more than I'd normally spend of my own money on wine. I've asked my father-in-law to teach me, but well, he's my father-in-law so he tends to grunt and toss me a couple of books. I've tried to make sense of those books, but they seem to do little more than point out who the various producers are and how many acres of grapes they have. So, how can I become a better wine consumer? I know the answer is probably to just taste, taste, and taste some more. But what am I tasting for? I can tell good wine (burgundy at home) from bad wine (crapola at work), but I feel like there must be more to it than that. To be clear, I'm not just talking about burgundy, but rather in general, any advice on how to get started in understanding wine better? I've heard mixed things about various classes around town. Perhaps we could have a virtual class at dr? Any advice and thoughts would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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