Category archives for: Wine Basics

Wine Tasting Terminology

Wine Tasting Terminology

Tweet The wine tasting world is full of unusual words, like tannin, maderized, ponderous and even cloying. No matter how strange the words seem to you, in order to effectively communicate within a group of wine tasters, you should have a basic understanding of the terminology. Let’s take a look at some of the words […]

Wine Tasting Techniques

Wine Tasting Techniques

Tweet If you asked ten people about their techniques of tasting wine, you would probably get as many different answers. Why?  Many people who taste wine don’t really think about the uniformity and consistency that go into tasting wines. Why is this ‘technique repetition’ so vital for tasting wines? Each wine must be judged equally. […]

Types Of Wine – Know Your Reds And Whites

Types Of Wine – Know Your Reds And Whites

Tweet Red and white are only the beginning of the types of different wines. This initial classification of wine is based only on the color of the wine and has absolutely nothing to do with the types of grapes used to make the wines.  It also has nothing to do with the different combinations of […]

Proper Wine Storage Temperature and Humidity

Proper Wine Storage Temperature and Humidity

Tweet Temperature and humidity are two of the most overlooked aspects of wine tasting. When wine is not kept within the best temperature and humidity ranges, wine may age prematurely or lose aromas which can damage the wine. Proper storage of wine helps to ensure the contents will be served in their prime state. Unfortunately, […]

What’s In A Wine Label?

What's In A Wine Label?

Tweet Wine labels can be fun and informative, but also somewhat daunting, especially if you are actually trying to interpret what they say. The truth of the matter is, the label often undergoes more scrutiny than what is actually in the bottle! There are usually two labels on each bottle with different information required on each. […]

How To Find Wines Priced Within Your Budget

How To Find Wines Priced Within Your Budget

Tweet Unless you’re hosting an extremely important occasion, or you are a wine connoisseur with unlimited funds, high priced wines are typically not considered when most people are shopping for wine. Many people have the notion that the higher the price, the better the wine. This is simply not the case. Prices may be higher […]

How The Style Of A Wine Glass Affects Taste

How The Style Of A Wine Glass Affects Taste

There are as many different wine glasses as there are wines, but this does not mean that you will need to spend thousands of dollars on refined stemware in order to get the full experience out of every bottle of wine.

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