What does Alpana Singh suggest for those new to wine?
I would say don’t be afraid to try new things. I think wine, unfortunately, can be very intimidating. I think with today’s newer generation getting into wine, they ask a lot of questions, they try new things, they go out to wine shops, they have wine at parties, they talk about wine, etc. It’s about getting that conversation dialogue started. Don’t worry about if you’re going to mispronounce it; I mispronounce stuff all the time. It’s really about getting out there and trying new things and not being afraid to experiment.
I mean there’s just a lot of wine out there, so I think you should experiment and try new things. I live in this condo building, and in my recycle bin, I see the same wine over and over and over again. I want to leave a note on my neighbor’s door that says, “Hey, here’s my list of recommendations! Get out of your rut!”