Learning to Taste

Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews
Issue: October 31, 2005

There's one fundamental difference between a casual wine consumer and a true wine lover: the former drinks, the latter tastes. Wine gives pleasure no matter what. But this pleasure is deepened, and enriched with knowledge, when you understand how to interpret all the information available to your senses of sight, smell and taste.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2005.

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