This Wine Guide Turns You Into An Instant Oenophile

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When it comes to choosing wine for your meal, you know not to pair your fish entrée with a hearty red. And, um, that's pretty much it. Hey, there's no shame. With so many varietals out there, it's tricky figuring out what goes with what. Not to mention accepting that it is totally okay to still drink merlot even if Paul Giamatti made fun of it in Sideways.
Fortunately, there's now a cheat sheet that will help you sail through your next dinner party like a true oenophile. The fine folks at Wine Folly have created a ingenious infographic that will help you ID each wine, serve the correct portion in the proper glass, and pair with your favorite dishes to truly bring out the flavors. It's like CliffsNotes for lushes.
The crib sheet also breaks down wine aromas — perfect for sounding like Frasier Crane, if it suits you — and offers other handy tips on reading labels, serving wine at the proper temperatures, and so on. We've already printed a copy and slipped it into our handbag. As god is our witness, we'll never drink house wine again! (Business Insider)

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