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Wine Basics - A Beginner's Guide to Wine

Understanding the basics of wine types, selections, storage and tasting will add new dimensions to your wine experience. A perfect introduction in choosing the right wine to suit both your budget and your tastes.

Types of Wine
Types of Wine

How many ounces in a red wine glass?
How many ounces in a red wine glass?

How To Read a Wine Label
Wine labels can be straight-forward or fairly tricky to decipher, depending on whose you're trying to read and where it's from. New World labels tend to be easier to read, with the varietal or blend clearly labeled, the producer, where the grapes were grown and the alcohol content right there in plain view. Old World wines have a reputation for being tougher to interpret. Instead of the varietal…

How many ounces in a white wine glass?
How many ounces in a white wine glass?

How to Open a Wine Bottle

How Wine is Made
How Wine is Made

How many ounces in a Champagne flute?
How many ounces in a Champagne flute?

Oak and Wine: A Component Wine Tasting for Oak
Oak and Wine: A Component Wine Tasting for Oak

Oak – An Essential Part of the Winemaker’s Toolbox
Oak and Wine – An Essential Part of the Winemaker’s Toolbox

Summer Wines
Summer Wines

Why Vintage Matters
Why Vintage Matters

How to Read a Wine Label
How to Read a Wine Label

Rose Wines
Rose Wines

How to Read a Wine Label
How to Read a Wine Label

Pairing Wines with Foods 101
Pairing your favorite wines with foods should not be a daunting endeavor. Quick tips provide a starting point, but really matching foods and wines comes down to matters of personal preference.

Ordering Wine in a Restaurant
An insider's guide on how to order wine at a restaurant.

Rose Wines
Rosé Wines

Selecting Wines
There are several factors to consider when selecting a bottle of wine: price, preference and pairing. Once you settle on your price range, your style and taste prefences will play a key role in directing your decision. If you are buying a wine to pair with a specific meal, be sure to ask your local wine merchant a couple of questions.

The Basics of Wine Tasting
Learn the basics of wine tasting with three easy to remember steps! Look, smell and taste, it's that easy.

iPhone Wine Apps
From needing a few spur of the moment wine recs while scouting at your local wine shop, to pairing wine with music via WineDJ (a freebie no less), there are plenty of wine-themed applications to partner with your iPhone. Many of these apps offer similar user experiences, with some geared deliberately for the novice and others for buyers that lean more heavily on cellar management tools.

Tips for Letting Your Wine Breathe
The whole concept of letting wine breathe, or aerate, is simply maximizing your wine's exposure to the surrounding air. By allowing wine to mix and mingle with air the wine will typically warm up and the wine's aromas will open up, the flavor profile will soften and mellow out a bit and the overall flavor characteristics should improve.

Types of Wines
This site breaks down the types of wines available in a clear, easy to understand manner.

What to do with Leftover Wines
Leftover Wine

Wine Basics
A reference point for learning about wine types, appelations and producers.

Wine Legs
The streaks that form on a wine glass when the wine is swirled, are they an indicator of quality or merely physics at work?

Wine Harvest
Wine Harvest

Wines for Weddings
When the subject of weddings come up, visions of meaningful wedding toasts and wonderful, bubbly champagnes often come to mind. But which champagne should your offer at your wedding? What about the best wedding wines to serve and savor on your special day? If you are a Wine Lover and are hoping to incorporate your passion for the vine into your big day there are plenty of unique and creative options to do just that!

Brixr.com
Brixr.com

Oenologist.com

Reading Wine Labels
What's in a label? When it comes to wine, there is a lot of information residing on a single label. Take a peek at what wine labels are really telling you.

How to Navigate German Wine Classifications
How to Navigate German Wine Classifications

Best Cheap Wines
Best Cheap Wines See submissions

Kosher Wines
Kosher Wines

Wine Storage Cabinets
Wine Storage Cabinets

How Many Calories in Red Wine?
Calories in Red Wines

How Many Calories Are in a Glass of Wine?
How Many Calories Are in Your Favorite Glass of Wine?

What is Phylloxera?
What is Phylloxera?

Wine Flavors
Wine Flavors

Ice Wine
Ice Wine

Sweet White Wines
Sweet White Wines

Sweet Wines
Sweet Wines

Sizes of Wine Bottles
Sizes of Wine Bottles

What's in a Wine List?
Wine List

Have a Favorite Wine List?
Have a Favorite Wine List?

Good Wine Books
Good Wine Books

Book Review: Great Wine Made Simple By Andrea Immer Robinson
Great Wine Made Simple

Bordeaux Wine Recommendations
Bordeaux Wine Recommendations

How to Build a Better Restaurant Wine List
How to Build a Better Restaurant Wine List

Best Wine Apps for Android
Best Wine Apps for Android

Quick Tip: What Causes Wine Headaches?
wine headaches

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