Wine Fundamentals

How to Read a Wine Label

Wine labels provide valuable information about the wine's origin, grape variety, vintage, and other important details. Understanding these details can help you select a wine that suits your taste preferences and complements your meal or occasion.

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Dessert Wines - Sweet Wines, Oxidized Wines & Fortified Wines

There is a seemingly endless choice of dessert wines available to us. They are made as Sweet, Fortified, and Oxidized wines and each has its own specific characteristics and unique style

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What is Wine Body & How To Determine It? Light vs. Medium vs. Full Body

One of the most common ways that wine is described is by its body. A wine’s body has no physical aspects, it is the sensation that we feel inside of our mouths when we taste it on our palate.

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Wine Etiquette - Tips When Ordering At A Restaurant

Ordering a bottle of wine at a restaurant doesn't have to be stressful. The process is the same at nearly all fine dining establishments. Once you're familiar with the process, you'll be able to order wine at any restaurant confidently.

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All The Types of Wine Openers and How To Use Them

Many openers are available on the market, ranging from simple handheld corkscrews to more complex electric or air pressure devices.

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How Are Champagnes and Sparkling Wines Made?

Sparkling wine is often associated with celebratory occasions, and rightly so; sparkling wine is unique among all other wines. It is made via a labor-intensive process that results in the creation of a delightful beverage.

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What's The Right Serving Temperature for My Wine? Reds, Whites, & Sparklings

The best serving temperature for wine depends on the varietal and style of wine. Let's look at the standards set by the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust in this article.

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Organic, Biodynamic, Natural, and Sustainable Wines - What's The Difference?

There is a growing trend toward consuming ethical and natural products. "Natural Wines" are becoming very popular among health-focused and environmentally-conscious consumers as they are produced with minimum disruption in both the vineyard and winery.

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Wine Glasses: The Many Types & How to Choose The Best for You

Wine glasses aren't just an aesthetic choice but also an important tool to help you get the most out of your wine.

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What Are Tannins? A Simple Guide To Wine Tannins

Tannins are chemical compounds that belong to a larger group of compounds called polyphenols. They exist in numerous plant based foods and originate from the plants bark, stems, seeds, and skin. Wine tannins are produced from grape skins, seeds, stems, oak barrels, and additives.

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Wine Decanters: Simple Guide On How & When To Use A Decanter

In this article, you’ll learn about decanters and understand how and when to use one. Let’s solve the mystery, shall we?

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Why Does Swirling Wine Make It Taste Better?

The way you swirl wine can greatly enhance your drinking experience, and in this article, we will dive into the art of swirling wine and the benefits it provides.

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Wine Spoilage: 3 Ways to Tell If Your Wine Has Gone Bad

There's nothing more disappointing than opening a bottle of wine and discovering that it has gone bad. To help you determine whether your wine has spoiled, we've put together this short guide.

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What is A Wine Aerator? A Quick, Simple Guide

Wine aerators enhance the flavors and aromas of wine, making the tasting experience even more enjoyable. In this article, we will explore the benefits of using a wine aerator and how it can elevate your wine-drinking experience.

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Pyrazines in Wine: Understanding Their Role in Winemaking & Wine Tasting

 In wine, pyrazines play an important role in shaping the wine's flavor profile and can help to balance out the sweetness and fruitiness of the wine. In this article, we'll explain what they are in, hopefully, a simple and easy-to-understand way.

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The Art of Wine Legs: Understanding and Appreciating Wine's Visual Characteristics

"Wine legs" are an indication of wine's alcohol content, viscosity, and sugar levels In this article, we will explore the science behind wine legs and how to use them to make informed wine choices.

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How Long Does Wine Last – Opened and Unopened?

Have you ever wondered how long a bottle of wine can last? The answer is not as straight forward as you might think. Wine is a living entity with a unique metabolic process, which affects how long it will “live.”

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Wine Bottles: An Overview of All The Types & Sizes

With this article, we hope to provide you with a good overview of the various types and sizes of wine bottles without overwhelming you – that’s the wine’s job, not the bottle's.

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Hidden Gems of Wine:  5 Reasons Why The Best Are Not In Stores

The truth is, the best wines are often hidden away from us, and are only available to those in the know. In this article, we'll explain why the best wines are not in stores.

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The Aroma Wheel & How It Will Change The Way You Drink Wine

The Aroma Wheel is a powerful tool designed to help identify different aromas present in a wine. It consists of sections divided into various categories, aromas that encompass nearly every possible scent detected during a wine-tasting experience.

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