Buying Wine with Confidence - dummies

By Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Part of Wine For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Don’t get frazzled when you’re shopping for wine. Browsing and buying wine should be a fun, positive experience. Remember these helpful hints when you hit the wine shop:

  • No one in the world knows everything about wine.

  • Smart people aren’t afraid to ask “dumb” questions.

  • The purpose of wine is to be enjoyed.

  • Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll enjoy it more.

  • I am my own best judge of wine quality.

  • Most wines are good wines.

  • Experimentation is fun.

  • Advice is free for the asking.

  • Every bottle of wine is a live performance.

  • I’ll never know . . . until I try it!