Meg Houston Maker is a food and wine blogger and recently posted this piece in Palate Press. I thought I would pass it along since I feel she gives some really good tips for beginners. As I said in my bio, trial and error leads to knowledge. As you develop more of a sense of the qualities of certain wines and how they blend with your food, you will develop your own “rules,” which I hope are flexible. I really liked how Meg talked about how the knowledge and experience gained from cooking for years helps. It allows you discern nuances in the wine and what flavors compliment each other. She did not, nor does anyone, gain this kind of insight over night. So, be gracious with yourself and enjoy the journey. If you missed this post originally, here is a bit more encouragement to enjoy the exploration: Calling All Wallflowers. Want to learn more about Riesling? Check out Sprechen Sie Riesling?
Wine lover. Oenophile. Wanna-be-sommelier. Mom. Mommy. MA-MAAAAA!!!!!! Grocery shopper, budding nutritionist, dish scrubber, meat cutter. My love of wine started in my mid-twenties. I have no formal training, just a decent palatte and a desire to learn. And I am pretty good in the kitchen. The more I learn, the greater the desire to educate myself through articles, blogs, travel, and surrounding myself with others who like to discuss wine. When things calm down (what's that?) in my life, I may choose a formal education in the arena, but for now, I will taste, share, and taste some more. My descriptors may or may not be "correct." My pairings may wow, surprise, or may not "work." But, the best learning is through trial and error, right? Especially when the "trial" means drinking more wine. So, if you are up for a little wisdom about wine, and a lot of wine-induced wisdom, come along for the ride