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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Muscat Grapes

One of the friendliest grapes you'll find, the versatile Muscat makes lovely grapey whites wherever it's grown. Learn more about Muscat grapes.

Nebbiolo Grapes

Nebbiolo grapes are arguably the sulkiest of all grape varieties. Learn more about Nebbiolo grapes.

Pinot Gris Grapes

Fat and spicy, or crisp and light? Pinot Gris/Grigio can turn its hand to both styles with aplomb. Learn more about Pinot Gris/Grigio grapes.

Pinot Noir Grapes

Feral, fruity, earthy, velvety in texture — nothing else matches top-class Pinot Noir. Learn more about Pinot Noir grapes.

Sangiovese Grapes

Sangiovese grapes are the grapes behind Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino and are grown throughout Italy. Learn more about Sangiovese grapes here.

Semillon Grapes

Semillon, the often misunderstood grape, is behind some of the world's finest white wines. Learn more about Semillon grapes.

Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

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

Syrah or Shiraz Wine 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.

Sparkling Wine

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

Tempranillo Grapes

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.

Viognier Grapes

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

Zinfandel 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.

10 Common Wine Additives

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.

10 Coolest Wine-related Jobs

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.

10 Little-known Wine Facts

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?

10 Wine Pairing Tips

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.

Top 10 Wine Selling Countries

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

5 Best Wines Under $12

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.

5 Red Wine Nutrition Facts

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.

5 Rose Wine Nutrition Facts

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

5 White Wine Nutrition Facts

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

Top 5 Wine Accessories

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.

5 Wine Pruning Facts

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.

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.

How to Buy Good Inexpensive Wine

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.