5 Tips for Becoming a Wine Expert
A scalable approach to learning more about your favorite wines.
Drink With Your Eyes Open
By this I mean drink with all the info you have available to you readily available. Sounds obvious, but it's something we certainly don't do when we're simply drinking wine. When we really want to learn something from a tasting it's a good idea to understand what style the wines are made in, the techniques producers might be using, the relative qualities of the vintage, and of course the lay of the land.
Once we find producers whose wines resonate with our palates we're going to want to seek out similar wines. It's either going to be production style, modern and fruity or terroir that drives the character of the wines we like. Knowing why that is is one of the fundamental aspects of becoming a wine expert. Frankly the only point of becoming a wine expert is to help yourself and others to find wines that they might like so this is important folks.