If you find yourself thinking too much about the wine in front of you, don’t scold yourself. Just don’t forget to make your own the experience in sipping what you’re sipping. We all think too much sometimes at a tasting or with some new bottle that we can’t quite figure out—some note we can’t quite put a word to. But, that interaction, getting to know the wine, should never be diminished or even slightly muffled. Be there, with the character in your glass. Let yourself be present, never pressured by yourself or anyone around you.