This is a good primer for wannabe wine drinkers and aficionados alike. I pretty much agree across the board. I remember talking with the sales rep for a major California Merlot winery, and that line in Sideways cost them millions. I also have a friend whose idea of Chardonnay is stuck in the 1980s, and needs to try some contemporary takes on this versatile grape instead of always reaching for the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.
Note that on the list you’ll find a plug for blends, which dovetails nicely with my recent post on a Caliterra wine tasting.