Wine is crazy complex and once you’ve found a typical gateway wine, say white Zinfandel or Riesling, for example (both generally sweet wines), moving onto what the experts recommend and rate highly, often results in the kind of shock usually reserved for electric outlets and pencils, though right to the kisser – POW!
Once you’re started down this crazy road we call wine appreciation, it’s important to never stop for too long. You can have your favorites and stick with them, but you have to always keep experimenting. Not only will you discover that there are many great wines out there, but you’ll also see that your palate constantly is evolving, so those super dry wines you hated last year might be oddly appealing this year. Take it easy and ease into the world of wine by exploring the broad categories that you should be drinking now!
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