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For the connoisseur

It helps to keep a written record of the wines tasted and note down the observations. This is a good way of cataloguing the development to being more than just a wine lover

Alok Chandra 

Alok Chandra

A "connoisseur" (pronounced "konnoceur") is French for "an expert judge in matters of taste", so by extrapolation a wine connoisseur may be termed a wine expert - perhaps even a judge at wine tastings.

Another definition is "someone who knows a lot" about the subject - simply put, the more you know about something, the more you can appreciate and enjoy that item in all its nuances. While a wine lover will know what wines he/she likes and why, a connoisseur takes this to the next level, actually studies the subject, develops an expert's perspective, ...

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First Published: Sat, June 11 2016. 00:07 IST