Wine 101

French Wine Facts & Terms

French Wine Facts & Terms

The style of French wine echoes that of the French themselves—elegant, well-dressed, showing an appreciation for the good things of life but never to excess.
Wine For Beginners

Wine For Beginners

Learning to taste wine is no different than learning to really appreciate music or art—the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make.
How To Taste Wine

How To Taste Wine

Learn to evaluate wine by sight, smell and taste.
Wine Pairings

Wine Pairings

Each season offers some opportunity, great or small, for the worlds of food and wine to have a graceful pas de deux.
Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor.
Cooking with Wine

Cooking with Wine

Adding wine to your favorite recipe can impart wonderful flavor, but too much or the wrong style can put the kibbosh on a potentially delicious dinner.
German Wine Facts & Terms

German Wine Facts & Terms

German wine labels can be intimidating: long, foreign words and ornate script are enough to make many consumers head straight for a different section of the wine shop.
Varietal versus Appellation Labeling

Varietal versus Appellation Labeling

Throughout Europe, wines are classified by vineyard, village and/or region where they are made. This appellation system is based on precisely defined wine regions, some as small as a single vineyard.
White Wine Information & Basics

White Wine Information & Basics

Learn the varietal characteristics of white wine grapes.
Red Wine Information & Basics

Red Wine Information & Basics

Learn the varietal characteristics of red wine grapes.
Glassware and Serving Basics

Glassware and Serving Basics

Insisting on a good glass is not snobbery; it’s common sense.
Italian Wine Facts & Terms

Italian Wine Facts & Terms

Italian tradition is so closely grafted to the vine that the good cheer and easy attitudes associated with wine culture are mirrored in the nation’s temperament.

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