When it comes to alcoholic drink, I'm really a total beginner. I've tried several different red and several different white, and I couldn't really tell the difference in body, taste and smell. They all seem alike; or very closely similar to me. This makes me impossible to actually tell which one to pair with certain food. All I know is the theory - which wine is usually best for which food, but that's about it.
The smell just smells like alcohol, regardless of the wine type and the taste just seems bitter. How are they actually different at all?
I've always got this big question mark on top of my head when someone liked one red and dislike the other; and when I tasted, they actually taste really similar.
Any help on what should I look out for when I come across a new wine; so that I may identify what food does it go with, and other helpful attributes would be very appreciated!