Fake It Till You Make It Wine Tasting Tips

I once took a wine class titled “How to Be a Wine Snob in Under Two Hours.” It should have been titled “How to Get Tanked in Under One Hour” because I don’t remember much. Since then, I have muddled my way through enough tastings to teach my own class.

Fake It Till You Make It Wine Tasting Tips:

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Act like you know what you’re doing. Throw around words like tannins and oenology even if you don’t know how to use them in a sentence. If you learn how to pronounce gewürztraminer, you will probably be invited to a barrel tasting.

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  1. Love the wine classes. I took one where the sommolier obviously was just having a good time, and trying to get us tanked in under an hour on cheap wine. It worked. I learned wine is delicious. :)

  2. Meredith says:

    So my husband and I, when we were “new” to the wine world (yes, sweet adorable amateurs we were in our 20s), decided to do our one wine tasting…I ended up so knackered I have no idea what (if anything!) I learned! :)

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  3. Jeanne says:

    I’ve been pronouncing it “go wash ur weiner” for years simple because…. It’s funny!!

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