Life can be lived in a casual way, or plumbed to the depths. We all choose how and where to spend our energy and attention. You may play music, cook seriously, tend a lovely garden. Maybe the things you love aren't vital, but they make life richer. Passion is never wasted effort.
That's why wine lovers learn to taste: The effort put into understanding and appreciating wine, as opposed to simply enjoying it (or its psychotropic effects), pays big dividends. Really tasting wine adds an extra dimension to the basic daily routines of eating and drinking. It turns obligation into pleasure, a daily necessity into a celebration of life.
This class is about learning to really taste; what to look for in wine and how to...
Wine Spectator is hiring an assistant tasting coordinator at its Napa, Calif., office. Get more details.
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