"That might have been the rule twenty years ago," Doug Bell, national wine and beer buyer for Whole Foods Market, told Yahoo! Shine, "but I think now the American wine consumer is intelligent enough to know to drink whatever they want with whatever they want." Bell's number one piece of advice is refreshingly simple: "Drink what you like," he says. The only way to find discover that is to be adventurous and experiment, one glass at time. "There's never been a better time to be a wine drinker," he says. Bell offers tips and suggestions for satisfying summer sips (including beer!) for all your red meat-filled backyard barbecues.
-Sarah McColl, Shine staff