Getting to know wine better can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be and if you have the opportunity to do this in the company of experts, even better. What you can’t imagine when you open a bottle of wine at home is the amount of work that goes into that one sip. Whether you are tasting a Trivento Malbec, Paillard Champagne or Stella Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, you are experiencing the land on which it was grown and the culture and taste of the winemaker who made it.
Some simple tips are important to follow — let the wine breathe, take in the aroma of your wine, cleanse your palate between wines, don’t drink too much and always drink wine in good company.
Learning the specialized vocabulary for such an undertaking is one thing, but, at first, you should not get caught up in the technical details. People tend to fall in love with wine because it tastes good and teaches them something about a place and its people and, for now, that’s all you need to know. If you start to get serious about the technical aspects of viticulture and wine tasting, you can explore WSET (), a wine and spirits qualification course system. It is available in cities around the globe and even has an online option.
Even if you are a total beginner, you can learn the basics, but there are also intermediate and professional qualifications. Get serious if you would like, but first just drink and be merry.
One of the more well-known traffic circles along D.C.’s Massachusetts Avenue is Dupont Circle, a thriving area with a long history of bustling restaurants, bars and shops. When passing through the namesake park in the center of the circle, you’re surrounded by countless opportunities to dive into D.C. culture.
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If you visit the Cayman Islands during the beginning of November you may be met with something a little strange. During the first three weekends of the month, the Cayman Islands celebrate their cultural heritage and pirate legends during the Pirates Week Festival.