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5 Tips for Novice Winos

Skip the snobbery and cultivate the confusion: Wine is about fun.

Susan L.M. Goldberg


August 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm

1. Discover Labrusca Wines


I just broke a major wine snob rule, but the truth is there is a world of difference between being handed a glass of something you’re told is wonderful and actually finding wine you like to drink. Most new wine drinkers have no idea, for instance, that there is more to drink than the traditional dry, oaked vinifera you’re expected to enjoy. If you’re tired of college cocktails and boring beers, but turned off or downright intimidated by the thought of a dry oaked Cab Sav or buttery Chardonnay, try American wines. DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton, New Jersey, offers an award-winning gorgeous blend of Concord and Ives called Pasquale Red that makes for a great red table wine.

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A site that is an excellent primer on the best wines for novice winos:
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