The more I’ve tested, the faster I’ve learned.
Wanna learn fast? Try this.
Buy 5 bottles of Pinot Noir. Mix up the price points (some under $15, $20; $25, and so forth).
Buy representatives from Oregon, Coastal California (Santa Lucia Highlands), Russian River (CA), and Washington and throw in a Burgundy (French wine made from Pinot Noir).
Open one each night and try pairing it. If you’re not sure what to make, check out this book.