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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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Wine Consumption Statistics by Country

On the list of top wine-consuming countries on Earth, you can find the usual suspects. But there might be some surprises on there, too.


Does expensive wine taste better than cheap wine?

 Does expensive wine taste better than cheap wine?

Does expensive wine taste better than cheap wine? Or is it all sour grapes? Get the scoop at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How did people discover wine?

 How did people discover wine?

How did people discover wine? This upscale beverage had a very down-to-earth beginning. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is red wine really good for you?

 Is red wine really good for you?

Red wine fans happily drank up the news that their favorite libation was actually beneficial. Learn whether red wine is really good for you at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Buying Wine Online

 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. See more »

Wine Storage

 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. See more »

What Wines to Store

 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. See more »

Buying Wine

 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. See more »

Pairing Food and Wine

 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. See more »

Pairing Wine with Savory Food

 Pairing Wine with Savory Food

When pairing food and wine it is necessary to consider the seasonings in the dish and how it was cooked. Learn how to pair wines with savory foods here. See more »

Pairing Wine with Sweet Food

 Pairing Wine with Sweet Food

Some sweet wines need not be paired with food at all because they are almost a dessert in themselves. Learn how to pair wine with sweet food. See more »