Wine Facts

From how to distinguish wine notes to how to choose organic wine, wine facts will give you the down-low on all things vino.

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Ultimate Guide to Mulled Wine

Mulled wine usually consists of a family recipe and some serious spices. Read our guide on mulled wine, so you can whip up your own batch come wintertime.


Champagne Science: There's a Lot Going on in That Bottle of Bubbly

Champagne may seem simple — bubbly, boozy, bold — but there's a complicated path from vine to glass, as our new FoodStuff podcast explains.

Climate Change Is Affecting French Wines — For Good and Bad

Might we one day see a Burgundy region sans pinot noir or a Bordeaux without cabernets? A new study shows how global warming temperatures affect grape harvests.

Does expensive wine taste better than cheap wine?

As the old saying goes, appearances can be deceiving. Most of us use price, the label on the bottle and vintage to prejudge a wine's quality. But do expensive wines actually taste better, or is it all just sour grapes?

How did people discover wine?

Wine lovers are sometimes called snobby, in part because they seem to speak a language of their own. Yet, their beloved beverage likely had some humble beginnings.

Is red wine really good for you?

Red wine aficionados happily drank up the news that their favorite libation was actually good for them. But how have those oft-touted studies held up?

Buying Wine Online

No time to visit a wine shop? Why not buy online from the large number of merchants that now have a Web site? Learn about buying wine online.

Wine Storage

No cellar in your fifth-floor apartment? Don't worry. Every home has a place where wine can be stored. Learn about wine storage here.

What Wines to Store

If the last glass of wine from a bottle tastes better than the first, then chances are it will improve with age. Learn what wines should be stored here.

Buying Wine

If you live next door to a winery, great. If you don't, where's the best place to grab a bottle? Learn the best place to buy wine here.

Pairing Food and Wine

As in any good partnership, food and wine should complement each other, rather than be at war. Learn how to pair food with wine here.