Wine enthusiasm is completely about the journey, not the destination. For many of us, it’s the ideal lifelong learning experience, with endless ways to broaden our viniferous horizons, But wine asks nothing of us other than to enjoy it; there’s absolutely no need to know more about wine than you do, or to feel sheepish about not knowing more. After all, the more we learn about wine, the more we realize how much we don’t know — and that’s just fine. For those who wish to wander into this world, here are guidelines for getting and staying comfortable, overviews and recommendations on sundry grapes and some dandy reading and viewing on the subject.

Getting Started
For those who are new to the world of wine, this is a great place to begin.

Read up on different types of wine, from Malbec to Chardonnay, with recommendations along the way.

Recommended Resources
For those interested in furthering their knowledge of wine, check out this list of wine-related books and movies.