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Class 10: Wine in Real Life


a final word
Since each of us has distinctly different sensory thresholds and preferences for many wine and food components, what you taste and what you like are personal and subjective. It all comes down to the maxim "train your palate and trust your taste," which is what you've been doing throughout this course.

Having completed Understanding Wine, you now know more about wine and your own taste preferences than most wine lovers. This --along with your ability to describe wines, your own likes and dislikes-- has increased the likelihood that you will end up drinking wines you enjoy.

Even though taste is highly personal, the enjoyment of wine brings us together, expanding and deepening the conversations we have with...

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