When learning to taste grapes/regions, is it better to drink regional wines or wines from specific vineyards?
I apologize if this is an absurd/misinformed question, but I'm only starting to get into wine in any real capacity. Essentially, I'm trying to find the best way to learn to identify wines while blind tasting. It's my understanding that bottles with only a regional appellation are usually simple, low-quality wines made of a blend of grapes from the region on the label. On the other hand, wines marked with specific villages, communes, or vineyards are oftentimes more interesting and (often) of a higher quality.
Here's my question: Wouldn't it be best to learn to taste wine by drinking blended, generic wines from the region, instead of more specific and unique wines from vineyards? That way I'm actually tasting the qualities of the grape/region itself and not the vineyard. Or will the drop in quality be significant enough that it will be hard to actually taste the true nature of the wine?
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Submitted June 13, 2017 at 05:10PM by Ihatethrowaways11571
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