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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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.

By Jodie Schneider

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.

By Sara Elliott

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.

By Sara Elliott

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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.

By Sara Elliott

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?

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

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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?

By Elizabeth Abbess

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.

By Robert Lamb

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.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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

By Alison Cooper

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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.

By Olivia Page

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.

By Vivien Bullen

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?

By Richard Winter

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.

By Vivien Bullen

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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.

By Rosalind Jackson

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.

By Vivien Bullen

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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."

By Julia Layton

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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.

By Steve Pitcher

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.

By Steve Pitcher

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