How to Become a Culinary and Wine Expert

[ 1 ] January 29, 2019 |

If you love house parties and throwing events for your business partners or family members, pairing the food with the right wine can be a challenge. If putting menus together is something you enjoy and look at as a challenge, you will certainly need to develop your skills and engage with the culinary culture of the world more. Below you will find a few tips on how to become an expert and impress your friends and family members.

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Be Open Minded

You should not be stuck in the past, and be ready to explore new food and wine wherever you go. If you would like to be the first to find out about the latest creations and trends, you might join  the wine of the month club so you can improve your knowledge and explore new areas, tastes, and creations. From fruity to sophisticated and serious, there are some great wines from South America to Europe you can add to your next party repertoire.  

Travel the World

The best way to discover the culinary culture of the region is to visit it. Make every holiday a culture trip, and avoid tourist traps. Instead, visit the countryside and those small local restaurants and wine houses where you can learn more about the different traditions and pick up some original tips and recipes. After all, there is more to traveling than what the tour guides want you to experience.

Be Prepared to Learn

If you consider yourself as a wine and food expert, you might have to change your beliefs and look at the world with a fresh pair of eyes. You can sign up for culinary magazines online and blogs, so you can learn as much as possible about the different cuisines and wine pairings that will make your parties and dinners unforgettable for many years to come.

Go On Courses

In case you haven’t been on a wine tour before, it might be time to book one. You will be amazed how many good wines you can come across and add to your collection. The good news is that you will not only be able to taste and buy the wine, but also get personalized tips on how to make the most out of the taste, which temperature to serve, and store, and much more.


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Just like children, adults should learn through experimenting more often. If you are a food and wine lover, you should test your different combinations to create your unique wine and dine experience and impress your guests. You can make notes while you are pairing different cuisines with various region’s wines, or ask questions when you are a guest at a house or corporate party, so you can make the most out of other people’s experiments, too.

It takes a while until you become familiar with all the major wine regions and cuisines of the world. It is a cultural journey, and you can never stop learning. Make the most out of your vacations and experiences, and you can impress your dinner guests showing off your expertise.

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About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. The basis for becoming a culinary and wine expert involves around the right education and the experiences you get. Becoming a pro culinary connoisseur takes time, the right learning environment and I was so thankful for culinary lab school for the training they gave me.

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