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.


The classic grape for summer, Sauvignon Blanc is light in body yet full in flavor. Learn more about Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

Capable of providing both intellectual and sensual satisfaction, Syrah (aka Shiraz) truly is a grape whose time has come. Learn more about Syrah grapes.

The first sparkling wine was probably made by accident, as a wine refermented in its container. Learn more about sparkling wine.

Tempranillo is Spain's main contribution to the world of grape varieties, and the force behind that famous wine Rioja. Learn more about Tempranillo grapes.

The grape that defines hedonism, Viognier produces richly flavored, voluptuously textured wines that are all about pleasure. Learn more about Viognier grapes.

Rugged, full-bodied and full-flavored, Zinfandel is about as big and honest as a grape can be. Learn more about Zinfandel grapes on the TLC Wine Guide.

Think there's just a few crushed grapes and some sugar in your wine? Think again. There's a lot more that goes into making that bottle of vino we all love.

If working with wine is your ultimate dream, there are a number of ways in. From making the wine to working the fields, we'll tell you about the 10 coolest jobs.

During the fermentation process, wine can turn out so many different ways that those who drink it have sought to know a little about that magic. What are some wine tidbits that you might not know?

Pairing wine with food can be intimidating if you aren't a foodie or wine connoisseur. What goes with pork? What's the best wine for pasta in a red sauce? We have 10 tips for picking the perfect pairing.

Wine is produced, sold and consumed the world over, but which countries put out the most?

Good wine is subjective, but that doesn't stop critics from making picks. Here, we've pulled together the five best wines under $12 based on their experienced palates.

Wine enthusiasts are eager to view nutrition research through rose-colored glasses -- ourselves included. We set aside our bias to find 5 facts about the nutritional value of red wine.

Rose wines are favorites for warm summer days. They may have a hint of their fruity origin, but they aren't necessarily sweet.

Here's to learning more about white wine and its place at your table.

Whether you're enjoying a glass of fruity red or crisp white wine, these accessories will help you get maximum enjoyment from your favorite vino.

Grapes beget wine. Wine begets joy. And grapevine care -- including pruning -- is vital to getting the best vino. Learn how timing, technique and the extent of pruning affect vine health, grape yield and quality of product.

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.

Don't be fooled into thinking you have to pay more for a good bottle of wine. Just be informed, be practical and keep tasting.

Port is made in a number of winemaking countries, but the authentic product is unique to Portugal. Find out how this typically sweet wine came to be.

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.

This wine image gallery will make your palate thirsty for a nice glass of pinotage. Uncork your favorite bottle of vino and enjoy these wine pictures.

Keeping kosher means following a strict set of rules in the Jewish religion regarding food and drink. When it comes to wine, keeping kosher is all about the grape. Unless the wine was prepared by a Jewish person, your drinking days may be done.

Serving champagne properly is more than pouring it into a glass -- it takes preparation and practice. How can you serve up this bubbly beverage the right way at your next celebration?

Ever wonder how your favorite New Year's drink is produced? From grapes to glass, these champagne pictures will take you inside a bottle of bubbly.