Being a wine connoisseur is like graduating from pink sprinkled doughnuts to plain croissants: as your “breakfast pastry palate” develops, you no longer require sprinkles to delight.
This is what being a wine connoisseur is all about.
Once you graduate from the beginner wines of the world, you move up the ranks and become a wine connoisseur. Tasting wine suddenly becomes much more nuanced. Of course, in order to achieve the perfect wine experience, wine connoisseurs have been known to do some very silly things. Here are some of the more inventive things people do to enjoy wine.
You don’t have to be rich to be a wine connoisseur… just obsessed.
1. Serving temperature is taken very seriously
In the same way that Coke tastes better when it’s ice cold, wine tastes better when served at the right temperature.
2. Proper glassware makes a big difference
You don’t need a different glass for every wine, but a decent glass will make a big difference in how a wine tastes. Here’s why good glassware is great.
3. Connoisseurs can’t help but look a little silly
4. Every sip can be savored
No connoisseur is too proud not to be resourceful. That’s because once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
5. Patience may be a virtue, but preparedness is better
A connoisseur won’t leave home without a corkscrew. It becomes an attachment, just like a wallet or a phone.
Thank goodness TSA started allowing waiter’s friends again.