There are three basic steps to wine tasting. Sight is only secondary. While some experts may think this is an important part of the experience, I believe that it is not as critical in smelling and tasting.
Wine labels can be full of confusing terms. This guide will help you sort some of them out.
Wines are described by how dry, acidic, oaky, and tannic they are. What do those words actually mean? Learn how to identify and describe wine personality.
There are myriad varieties of grapes and blends used to make wines in the world. So what exactly is a varietal? This article explores the differences between varietal wines, wines categorized by appellation and what this tells us about a wine’s personality.
South Africa has a great climate for growing grapes and is recognized as a new world wine contender.
While Australia and New Zealand are both relatively new to the wine industry, they are catching up fast. Despite their remote location, they have both made an entrance on the world market with wines that demand to be noticed.
A brief look at the evolution of wines in America. Despite trouble getting vines established and prohibition pausing America’s progress in winemaking, over the past 30-40 years America has finally proven itself as a valid player with the winemaking legends of Europe.
When tasting wines (especially a lot of them), there’s nothing wrong with acting like the pros and spitting. Getting ‘buzzed’ does not help your ability to taste wines. Here are some ways to get comfortable with spitting and why it is good for your wine-tasting experience.