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Wine: decisions, decisions

"The greater the variety of wines you choose, the more interest and enjoyment you will get from drinking"

Most of us choose the wine we will buy without knowing how it tastes. And when the bottle carries a substantial price tag we are taking a bet, wagering on being rewarded for taking a chance. But how do we make our decisions in the first place? Price can be a guide to quality, but an inexact one and this makes the role of the sommelier more significant. As Jim Barret of Chateau Montelena once put it, to be genuinely helpful sommeliers need to know your preferences, not just their own.

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