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  1. The question, to be honest, is rhetorical … 8-)))

    Well, first of all, you need to understand that drinking wine is the process of evaluating it, getting more pleasant and new taste sensations when accompanied by wine of different dishes, stretched over time, with a limited volume – and not just consumption in order to get drunk and empty the bottle to the end.

    It is no coincidence that sommeliers and chefs say that food with the right alcohol gives new tastes and sensations when consumed at the same time.

    Secondly, you need to have at least a basic knowledge of wines – wine countries and regions, the main white and red varieties, aromas and tastes that these varieties give.

    Third , develop your own base of aromas and tastes.

    After all, in order to understand what is in wine, to unravel it and, consequently, to get pleasure not only from using it, but also from evaluating (guessing) wine, you need to have a BASE. For example, you can know how spices and spices smell, the main fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs, mineral shades (wet stones, wood, soil, chalk, resin, etc.), animal tones (leather, melted milk, wool).

    Know many foods, spices, berries-fruits, jams-candied fruits-jams and much more-by taste.

    And only when you have all this will begin to connect together – then, when buying a new, unknown wine-you will begin to experience really, akin to adrenaline, pleasure.

    “What's in the bottle?”

    -How did the winemaker express the grape variety in the wine?

    -How did a certain harvest year affect the balance and flavor?

    -What is the best way for an open wine to “sparkle” – i.e. match – with what food?

    -How does the wine change in the glass over time and with changing temperature?

    -Does the wine need a decanter and how will it change in the decanter?

    And dozens of similar questions will occupy you and you will enjoy guessing only when tasting-before you just start drinking it with or without food and enjoy it.

    And of course-without a huge desire, will, completion of at least a basic wine course (sommelier school) – all this will be quite difficult to do.

    Look for like-minded people (not drinking buddies 8 -)))), a good school, great places (shops, supermarkets, Internet) – where there is a large assortment of good wines at reasonable prices, and-Go!

    As for some information that might help you.

    Here is my article – where is the best place to buy wine:

    https://garryspirit.ru/2021/02/09/where-to-buy-good-wine/

    And here is my article- “How to become a wine blogger?” (read-sommelier, wine expert-approximately similar professions):

    https://garryspirit.ru/2020/02/21/wine-blogger/

    And also-how not to empty the bottle to the end in one sitting-my advice to you – get a few different containers (so that before eating or tasting-to pour into them some of the wine that you will not drink today. It's disciplining).

    On this subject (and why all these tanks) – there is my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRC7a1UiqyE&t=21s

    Good luck in this difficult, but very pleasant and interesting lesson!

  2. A good and important question that requires a deep understanding of the topic of alcoholic beverages.

    Let's start with the most important thing – that is, with responsibility. To learn how to enjoy the very process of consuming a drink, you need to stop chasing intoxication. It is important to understand that reckless alcohol consumption does not bring any benefits, but only harms health.

    But it is impossible to enjoy what you drink without a minimum of theoretical knowledge. Even a general understanding of the differences and tastes of alcoholic beverages will greatly change your approach.

    Here, for example, beer. Not everyone thinks about why they have such a taste and what it depends on, for example, how the taste will change if you drink beer chilled to different temperatures… and from glasses of different shapes? But now thousands of different types of beer are produced, which reveal the concept of a drink much more widely than just light and dark. And each has its own story, a combination with different snacks, and so on.

    If you read about the composition of a particular beer and its special ingredients, you probably don't want to just drink the whole bottle in one gulp. From here, there should be an interest in how the taste of the drink manifests itself. As a result, the desire to enjoy an alcoholic drink will grow in proportion to the growth of the consumption culture.

  3. I agree with the previous answer – you need to be able to understand wine and perceive it not as a liquid for washing down food, but as an independent product, with its own characteristics and preferences in combinations with dishes.

    To do this, you need to get basic knowledge about wines – about different grape varieties, how they manifest themselves in wine, depending on the terroir, how production technology affects the characteristics of wine…

    You should also study the combination of wines and dishes, which will arouse curiosity and the desire to experiment with different wines and different products.

    In this case, just wash down the food with wine and not notice how the bottle ended. You'll want to analyze the wine and how the dishes interact with it

  4. This depends on three factors: your budget, your preferences, and your consumption patterns. Agree, you can not particularly enjoy cheap whiskey rubles for 500r. Yes, it takes out and goes well, but it's not even close to a good single malt. In addition, you don't really want to drink a bottle that you paid several thousand dollars for in one gulp.�
    � Do not forget that as many people, so many opinions. Therefore, you should first choose your drink. For some, this is a red semi-sweet, and for others tequila.
    Well, and of course, do not drink quickly, and even more so “from the throat”. It is better to drink in small sips, so you can better feel the taste of the drink.
    � Also, there is a huge list of cocktails for every taste from gin and tonic, to White Russian. In short, try, search, what you like and do not drink in one gulp.�

    P.S. Alcohol is evil (no one cares)

  5. Could it be that you're just feeling thirsty and get rid of it with a quick drink of wine or a cocktail or other beverage? Try just drinking a glass of water shortly before an alcoholic drink.

  6. at least half a year, do not drink a drop at all, observe yourself and others, understand yourself-3 QUESTIONS: WHAT does alc do to you, and WHY do you want it? 3. After answering the first two questions-how and why do you want to drink again? If you dig deep enough, it helped me

  7. For starters, don't drink any cheap swill. When you start to distinguish the shades, you can choose your favorite drink. A taste that you will really like. If you drink what you like, you won't want to throw up on yourself and everything around you.�

    And in general, if the drink is expensive, then you will drink it more slowly, because this is not a beer for 70r for 1l.

  8. I would venture to assume that in your case we are talking about a ban on alcohol and an unformed drinking culture. Now, perhaps, for more information about these terms, otherwise it does not sound very pleasant, but in fact it is quite an ordinary phenomenon for almost everyone.

    You probably noticed that when a child gets to sweets, they start eating them uncontrollably. It is quite logical to assume that the situation is quite similar and has similar roots.

    And so, in the case of a child-small children do not have a need-satisfaction technique formed. In fact, they simply can't stretch the pleasure – they don't know how to savor it (it doesn't sound very pleasant, but it's a fact).

    The second factor affecting uncontrolled absorption is prohibition – what we forbid ourselves to do we want most of all and, as a result, an excessive psychological desire accumulates, which is realized on the principle of a trap-like flow (more and more and more).

    From here, you should have two goals: 1. To form a drinking culture, i.e., in fact, to develop a normal technique for meeting the need. 2. Work out a ban on alcohol, i.e. while you will forbid yourself to drink, you will unnecessarily form tension in yourself. Here I can advise you to change the “you can't” attitude (my mother forbade it) to some more neutral one like “I love myself for this and I don't want to drink yet to be healthy”, here's what you can think of.

    Although I may be wrong, because every person is unique.

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