Wine Collections: Dos and Don'ts
"There's nothing serious in mortality. All is but toys; renown and grace is dead, The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees is left this vault to brag of. " ~ William Shakespeare
Once the wine bug has bit, it's difficult, if not impossible to want to start collecting different wines. You want to explore, you [hopefully] want to try new things, but you're just not quite sure where to start. If that is you, then I've got some great news for you.
Because I've [and the @1WineDude] contributed to an article recently about building a wine collection and how to avoid some common pitfalls. A fun and informative read; which I believe answers many of the questions that a young novice wine-drinker may have about the in and outs of starting a wine collection. The funny thing is tho, I don't believe neither Joe nor myself realized we were answering very similar questions that would appear in the same piece. But that said, this is honestly the kind of advice I wish I had, back when I got started.
Below are some of the types of questions you'll see answered with blunt honesty, acquired from years of experience, trial and error.
- What are some of the basics I should have in a well-balanced wine collection?
- How can I tell if an expensive wine is worth the price?
- When I find a wine I like, what do I need to know to find other wines like it?
- How can I try new wines without spending a lot of money?
What is better than one golden rule, how about fifteen? Because you don't want to be tied-down [see above] to any particular formula or method when you start building a wine collection, I've found one more article that I know will provide [similar] sage advice. Until next time folks remember life is short, so sip long and prosper cheers!