- Reply by ScottLauraH, Nov 7, 2011.
Honestly, the best thing for you to do is to taste wine. We can give you adjetives to describe different types of wine all day long, but if you haven't personally tasted it, you're not going to be able to help your customers very much. Are you a liquor manager in a retail shop or a restaurant? Either way, your distributors should have samples of the wines you carry for you to taste. Take notes when you taste, because even though you think you'll remember, you probably won't.
I also suggest that you read up on wine. Snooth has some articles on different types of wine. Look for Gregory Dal Piaz's recent "What to Drink Now" series. There are a lot of great wine books out there too. The most comprehensive and easy to read book I've encountered is The Window's On the World Wine Course by Kevin Zraly.