Wine connoisseurs have always held an esteemed place in many social gatherings. Their ability to tell the kind of wine and its origins by simply looking and tasting it is just impressive. Becoming a wine connoisseur is an acquired taste – literally speaking, you’ll have to work your way towards becoming one. There is a difference between a wine connoisseur and an oenophile (the former being a wine expert and the latter being a wine lover), and if you’re hoping to become the first, then here are some tips courtesy of your trusted Fairfield wine and spirit shop to get your started. Take note though that this list is by no means complete, since it can take years before you develop and perfect all the required skills of a true wine connoisseur, but they are enough to help you to confidently pick a wine out of a list.