6 Tips to Make You Wine Smart Quick (Video)

 

 

1. Expensive Doesn’t Mean Better: Do you need to pay a lot to get a great wine?

Ruffino Prosecco, Santa Margherita

 

 

Ruffino Prosecco
Tuscany, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Superiore Prosecco
Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy

 

 

 

2. Look for Second Labels

Mondavi

 

 

 

 

 

Woodbridge Winery Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
California, United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Central Coast, California, United States

 

 

 

 

 

3. Quick Pairing Tip: Is the Wine ​Mouth-​Watering or  ​Mouth-​Puckering?

Kim Crawford Rose v Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon

 

 

Kim Crawford Pansy! Rosé 2016
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States

 

 

 

 

4. Quick Pairing Tip: Would You Use Lemon or Butter?

Lindemans Chardonnay versus Henry of Pelham Riesling

 

 

 

Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 2016
South Australia, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling 2016
Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada

 

 

 

5. In the Restaurant: Sniff the glass first/ignore the cork

​Torres

 

 

 

 

 

Torres Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Penedès, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

6. Don’t Follow Media Hype #ReverseTrendy

​Beringer Merlot

 

 

 

 

 

Beringer Founders’ Estate Merlot 2005
California, United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

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