How To Have Good Taste In Wine, With Marissa Ross

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Marissa Ross, the official wine columnist for Bon Appétit and author of the book Wine. All the Time: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking, joins us in the studio to talk about (what else?) wine: How to buy it, how to talk about it, and most importantly, how to enjoy drinking it.

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Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • What a palate is, and how you can develop yours
  • How a wine shop proprietor can be your friend
  • Organic and natural wines and why you should seek them out
  • How to read a wine bottle
  • Why you shouldn’t worry about sulfites
  • How (and why) to chew your wine
  • What sort of wine glasses you should own
  • What we should do with people who say “It’s wine o’clock”
  • The perfect wine for every occasion

And so much more, it’s stupid.

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