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Learning Wine

Read about wine basics, regional profiles, interesting history, how climate affects wine, and just about anything else that goes into making the wine we love to drink.

This is a must read article if you’ve ever wondered how long or even if to let your wine breathe.

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is earning a worldwide reputation for its outstanding Pinot Noir. Meet the top pinot producers in the valley.

 Don’t sleep on Croatian Wine while planning your next trip (even if it’s just a trip to the wine shop). These wines stand up to the best old world wines.

Not all wines are created equally. Lean which wines you can sip all evening and which pack a punch.

Your last stop for the best wine for Sangria, plus 7 recipes. (psst… the recipe using Tempranillo is my favorite)

Confused by the wine score given to wines in some reviews? Use this guide to understand the wine score and use it to pick wine like a pro.

Lambrusco is a fine sparkling red wine from Italy. Learn all about it and get a review of our five favorite bottles of Lambrusco wine.

What should you know about Alsace wine as you explore all the wine regions of France? Learn the most important facts about Alsace including its major wine grapes and blends.


The California wine industry has a long history and it all started in Livermore Valley. Learn about this historic wine region and its best wineries.

Yea, you’ve heard of it, but what is a Pinot Noir? Where does it grow? What does it taste like? Get this and more from our quick start guide to Pinot Noir


How long can you store that unopened bottle in your wine cabinet and what do the expiration dates on bottles really mean?

To oak, or not to oak? The real question is what the heck is unoaked Chardonnay? Learn how it’s made and get a few recommendations for some great bottles to start with.

Looking to dodge a headache after a few too many glasses? We’re separating fact from myth when it comes to avoiding a wine hangover.

No judgement here! There is a time and place for all wines. Check out this guide to sweet red wines.

Whats Madeira and why did the Founding Fathers drink so damn much of it?

One of Argentina’s premier wine regions, Mendoza, is as beautiful as it is bountiful. Learn more about the sub-regions of Mendoza.

Taste Wine Like A True Armchair Sommelier

Spice up your next party with our FREE wine tasting guide! Learn what to look, smell, and taste for while appreciating your favorite bottle. We’ve also included a printable tasting notes template and a tasting wheel.

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