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Understanding good wines is no easy task. Italy alone has more than 350 different types of grapes.It takes a proper education to learn how to decipher a Pinot Noir from a Merlot, and once you factor in everything from wine classes, proper drinking glasses, magazines, accessories and books the staggering cost to become a connoisseur is $7,014, according to Bloomberg.
That figure is based off a Boston couple in their 30s trying to become true wine connoisseurs.
Some of the most expensive items on the list include an introductory class, which costs $290 at Brookline Adult & Community Education, and proper glasses, which can run $600 for a set of Riedels (the gold standards).
And don’t forget the actual price of wine: Bloomberg estimates three bottles per week at an average price of $10 per bottle. Total cost: $1,560.
Read the complete list on Bloomberg.