Having the right resources is absolutely essential for anyone that is interested in wine!
Reading the right books just 10-15 minutes a day from the top wine writers on planet earth on a varying degree subjects can make a HUGE difference in understand and enjoying wine!
GLASSWARE - I can't stress enough the importance of having proper glassware when tasting/drinking wine. It makes all the difference in the world! You don't have to spend a ton either unless you really want to drink wine like driving a Porsche!
EQUIPMENT - Having the right equipment to open and preserve your wines is often an afterthought BUT...
How many times have you broken a cork with a crap wine opener?
How many times have you had a glass or two and needed to preserve the wine for a few days for it only to go bad?
The right wine equipment makes tasting and drinking so much more enjoyable!
Please see below are some of my favorite wine glassware, essential wine books and recommended openers/preservation systems.