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Ask The Expert: How to Discover Your Favorite Wines

Q: What approach should those new to wine take to discover what they like?

A: Getting into wine can be intimidating—there's a lot of different types and styles to choose from. My suggestion? Go out tasting at local wineries and try everything you can. It will help you develop your palate and figure out what wines you like (and don’t like). Finally, go into it with an open mind; you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

—Steven Eriksen, Winemaker, Wise Villa Winery, 4200 Wise Road, Lincoln, 916-543-0323,