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.


If you've seen someone performing an actual wine tasting, you know there's a lot of swirling, sniffing, sipping and spitting going on, but how exactly does one determine specific notes and flavors?

Any backyard vintner can turn grapes into alcohol, but only a few can craft a good bottle of wine. With these five hints, you might just go from booze to Bordeaux.

Tasting wine can be overwhelming for a beginner; you know there's swirling and sniffing. But you don't have to be an expert to know what wine has to offer.

Each European country has specific rules and regulations governing all aspects of wine production. In Italy, they're called Denominations of Origin laws.

Like milk, wine can spoil, and changes in temperature or light exposure can speed up the spoilage. Wine cellars work to protect bottles from the elements, and they also give you a nice place to show off your collection and store those vintage labels.

As a rule, alcohol can be expensive. But even those who don't shy away from paying $150 for a bottle of Dom Perignon or $350 for a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne may be shocked to see just how much some wine collectors spend.

Whether you've got a library of aged Italian wines or case of two buck chuck, you need a place to store those bottles. Why not build a wine rack?

While some scientific research indicates that drinking wine has a healthy benefit, that doesn't mean you have a free pass to indulge -- especially if you're dieting. The calories in beverages containing alcohol can really add up, wine included.

If you're throwing a wine-tasting party and want to kick things up a notch, buy a wine aerator. It'll make the wine taste better, and you'll impress all your friends.

For a few years, scientists have been speculating what effect wine has on the prostate and prostate cancer. Early research did not show much useful information, but new studies suggest a link between wine consumption and prostate health.

Full-bodied wines have a rich, complex, well-rounded flavor that lingers in the mouth. Learn more about the differences of full-bodied wines and other wines in this article.

A study published recently in the online version of the journal Nature has been called the "Holy Grail of aging research." Find out if obese humans should switch from white wine to red wine."

Good wine is one of life's greatest pleasures. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, enjoying a glass of wine can be a sublime experience. Learn the basics of enjoying wine.

Coming together with a group of fellow wine enthusiasts is a fantastic way to exercise your tasting muscles. Read this article for the details you need to host the perfect wine tasting.

Read this article to find out just how can you make a wine glass sing with video instructions and more.