There are just three rules you need to remember when it comes to wine:

1. There are no rules.

2. There are general guidelines only which are really just about helping you get the most out of your wine experience.

3. Refer to rule number one.

Wine is a drink. And while it is completely fabulous and wonderful and complex and interesting and takes significant skill and experience to make well, and a lifetime of learning to grasp all of its nuances and attributes, it is still a drink.

It is NOT a cure for cancer or a world saving alternative to fossil fuels.

Like art, its value and appreciation is based on a combination of opinion and education. And the creators of it require considerable talent and ability. But just like art, you don’t have to be an “expert” to enjoy it.

Your opinion is just as valid as anyone elses. Also – and here’s the big one – there are no wine police.

Want to drink Shiraz with chicken schnitzel? Chardonnay with beef stew? Sticking with Sauv Blanc no matter what’s for dinner? Go right ahead! You won’t be issued with a ticket or have to report to a court to be issued with a good behaviour bond.

The rules of wine? Pfffft. There are no rules of wine. Wine is to be enjoyed. And you have every right to enjoy the wine you like without judgement.

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