By my classification, it's a product or idea that helps you enjoy more and/or better wine. When it comes to products, most wine essentials are - or can be - accessories. But, not all wine accessories are essential. There are also products that, when taught to be used properly, can become essential to you.
To many of us, wine can be a largely unknown and sometimes intimidating topic. We all know something, but we also seem to know so little. Ever sit in a restaurant and stare at the wine list or worry that you’ll be asked to select the wine? I know I have.
We rely on others, waiters, sommeliers, and even bartenders etc. to help us select and that is o.k.. However, keep two things in mind:
From the variety of topics that I write on, most of you may recognize a common thread. I want to help you enjoy your wine experience(s) whether at home or traveling. Through information and education, I want to help you gain an understanding that creates comfort and confidence when speaking wine. By introducing wine essentials, I hope it will help you continue to grow and expand the quality of your wine experiences.
Here are a couple categories I have on my own wine essential list:
With all the above said, I’ll do all I can to talk about ways to enhance your wine experience. I look to hear questions and ideas from all of you on products or experiences and hope to turn them in to wine essentials for you and your friends.
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