September 20, 2001
When it comes to wine, I am certainly not the authority on things like clarity and vintage. Descriptive words like "woody" and "full-bodied" only enter my conversation in the least-sophisticated sense possible. I do, however, know what I like, and, as far as my experience as a regular, non-wine expert citizen goes, that's all that really matters. I mean, who cares about the brewing techniques and hop-versus-barley content of Natty Lite? All I really need to know is that it tastes like garbage. Therefore, I encourage you, the amateur wine taster, not to take wine too seriously. All you really need is a simple guide to the different varieties of wine, and you're well on your way to developing your personal wine palate in a fun, no-pressure sort of way.