W. o’ W.: Kermit Lynch

Change a noun or a verb or two in the following quote and we have excellent advice for listening to music or, more to the point, collecting photographs.


“Find a good merchant and let her pick out four or five bottles and then give the wines a chance. Try to be open-minded when you taste. A lot of people say, ‘I don’t know much about wine, but I know what I like.’ Maybe you don’t know what you like, because you just keep drinking the same style. The wine world is pretty vast and diverse, and it’s not marriage. You don’t have to be faithful to one style. So don’t impose your comparatively limited experience on every wine you encounter. Try to understand wine styles you’re not familiar with.”