So over the past few weeks, I’ve put together some ideas for what to drink next. Just to repeat, these are only suggestions. You might be shocked to hear that I frequently get asked, “What should I drink?” It’s a tough question and there is no stock answer. In fact, the only way to answer it by asking additional questions. What do you like? Why do you like it?

While I can’t sit down with each and every one of you to ask and answer these questions, I can give a rule of thumb guide that should help guide you through many of the world’s most popular wines. The truth is that most people don’t care why they like a wine, they just like it and that’s enough knowledge, thank you very much!
I’m the same way with movies for example, or music. Yes there are many sources of super geek information on cinematography and music, with all the facts duly teased and parsed in stupefying detail. Oh, wait a minute, does that sound like the wine world to you?!

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If you answered yes, then this series of articles might be right up your alley. Instead of exploring terroir and winemaking details, with some viticultural observations thrown in just to prove my depth of knowledge, I offer you a simple way to choose your next wine. The point here is not to teach you that much about wines, just offer suggestions as to what wines you might enjoy based on some wines you have enjoyed.