Fortunately, there is hope for the rest of us. Think of a trip to the wine store as if it were a trip to the book store.
And remember, the staff's job is to help you choose a wine that you'll probably enjoy. They want your repeat business so it's in their own best interest to make sure you have a positive shopping experience.
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