Former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani is passionate about wine and wants you to be, too, but he stresses that you shouldn't be intimidated by it.
"Always find what you like and never mind what others think. It's important to take notes from experienced tasters, but only as a blueprint. Let them mold the house, while you create the interior," declares Fabio. "It's silly to let others decide what you HAVE to taste or thinking you are wrong if you don't get the same sensation. Every mouth is unique and special, as are the wines that grace them."
To train your palette to be able to taste the wonderful nuances of wine, Fabio shares his expert tips on how to taste and talk about wine. Find out the three main things you should look for in a great wine, and why attributes like acidity, tannins and oakiness are important.
Check out the slideshow above to discover Fabio Viviani's 20 essential wine tips.