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Learning About Wine For Beginners

Learning about wine is a journey with no end. It is impossible to learn about with experiencing the wine for yourself. Honestly, it is one of the best aspects of drinking wine, is learning about the different nuances, tasting notes, pairings, regions and everything else that can impact the experience you get when enjoying wine. We’ve created some basic articles to help beginners learn about wine below. We will be constantly adding more information to help enthusiasts learn and understand different aspects.

Learning About Wine For Enthusiasts

Once someone really starts to enjoy wine and their curiosity grows, there are more advanced courses you can take. We also recommend starting to keep track of your preferences over time. We like the Phone App called Vivino. You can easily take pictures of your wine, and it allows you to rate the wine on a scale of 1-5 stars and also put notes down on why you liked or didn’t like the wine.

Note: Your tastes WILL change over time. So it is important to remember that as you get more experienced drinking and experiencing wine.

Learning About Wine For Advanced Enthusiasts

Once you feel comfortable learning about wine and are motivated to take it to the next level, there are several advanced training courses you can take. We recommend taking the WSET courses, as those are the most well known and informative in our opinion. Usually once you are done with the advanced courses (WSET level 3 in this example), you can be considered to be a wine sommelier.


Cheapest Wine With The Highest Alcohol Content
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If you are in search of a wine that will have you feeling warm and tingly in a short amount of time, but without breaking the bank, look no further. We have put together a list of styles of wine … Read More

Top All Inclusive Resorts for Wine Lovers
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When you think of all-inclusive resorts, images of bottomless margaritas and pina coladas probably come to mind, but what about wine? Today, wine has become more than just a luxury for the wealthy and as new generations discover the joys … Read More

Politely Reviewing Wine You Didn’t Prefer
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Whether you are giving your opinion on a wine during a wine tasting, at a party, online forum or even in a review app like Vivino, you should always try to be polite. There are certain situations and scenarios where … Read More

How Long Does Open Wine Last For?
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Once you open a bottle of wine, how long will that wine last in the bottle? The will depend on various factors, but it is certainly a common problem wine drinkers have. You don’t want to have multiple glasses of … Read More

Free Printable Wine Tasting Sheets
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Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download your free printable wine tasting sheets. Use this scorecard template to rate your wine. It is very handy to use in wine tastings at wineries, a blind taste testing, trying … Read More

Best Value Wines From Trader Joes Under $10
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With so many choices of wines and types of wines available at grocery stores, it can be very intimidating to find the best wine for what you like. Keep in mind it is often best to try and pair your … Read More

Types of Wine Glasses
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Glassware from short to tall, thick glass or thin, large or small bowls, deciding which type of wine glass to use can be confusing. A true wine connoisseur is not worried so much about the decorative look of the wine … Read More

Aging Wine
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The art of aging wine has been around for a very long time, and has become widely popular in recent years. Interestingly enough, the majority of wine produced is not meant to be aged. Even wines that are aged, are … Read More

Storing Wine
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Finding the perfect place in your home to store wine is not as easy as it sounds. There are a few factors to consider that will help your wine last a lot longer. First, find a place in your home … Read More

Why Use A Wine Decanter?
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What is Decanting Wine? Decanting wine is a process of slowly pouring an entire bottle of wine into a different container. Decanting wine helps to aerate the wine. The key to proper decanting is to pour slowly so you do … Read More

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