For the past few years I have spent every waking hour learning about, searching for, and trying any craft beer that I can get my hands on. Aside from standard obligations, craft beer has been my life since I turned 21 (and admittedly a while beforehand). A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which for those who don't know, is essentially an allergy to gluten. Since some form of gluten in present in almost all beer, the carpet has basically been ripped out from under me. Naturally, the next avenue for me to explore is wine. However it is very daunting (and humbling) to move to something in which I really know nothing about.
What I really need is someone who has some background knowledge of craft beer, who may be able to help me with the transition; someone who knows a fair amount about different beer styles, who may be able to match my preferences in terms of beer to different wine styles and open me up a bit. At the very least, I could use a "Wine for Dummies" sort of tutorial. But before investing in any sort of starter kit I figured I should ask all of you. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.