Wine

Wine dates back many, many centuries and is a complex and historic drink. Wine comes in many different forms and every different type of wine has its own flavor, color and texture. Learn all about the complexity of wine on TLC Cooking.

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You've been asked to bring a bottle of Burgundy wine to dinner at a friend's house. You know very little about wine, so you think she just means that you should bring some red wine -- the color burgundy is a shade of red, right?

By Rosalind Jackson

If your first thought about Sicily is of a certain group of gangsters in the "Godfather" trilogy, you're in for a treat when you discover its wine.

By Vivien Bullen

The coastal Marches region of Italy produces some of the country's best boutique wines -- including one that used to be sold in a fish-shaped bottle.

By Richard Winter

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It's New Year's Eve. You have your fancy outfit, a date and a party to attend. What's missing? The bubbly! There's nothing like a big bottle of champagne to help you celebrate.

By Libby Little

Lombardy is usually associated with food production rather than vineyards -- neighboring regions bottle much more wine. Nevertheless, some superb wines are made there.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Napa Valley is arguably the nation's premier winemaking region. Located off the Pacific Coast in north central California, Napa County's vineyards produce more fine wines, in more varieties, than anywhere else in North America does.

By Richard Winter

Corsica has been experiencing a renaissance after a period of economic and cultural decline. Key to the island's return to prosperity is a new commitment to old practices -- including winemaking.

By Andrew Aguecheek

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If you're planning a trip to Italy, Liguria might not be the first destination on your list. Tuscany is next door, with the art and shopping of Florence and the historic sweep of Siena. But don't overlook the flavors of this small region.

By Eleanor Duse

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

Sure, you know Champagne and Bordeaux, the celebrities of the French wine world. But how familiar are you with the wines of the Rhone Valley wine region? It is an ingenue by comparison.

By Sarah Siddons

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

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The Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region is in the far northeastern corner of Italy. While it's not usually at the top of the list of Italian tourist attractions, it does produce a number of fine wines, mostly from small-scale wineries.

By Rosalind Jackson

Italy is world-famous for its wine, and little-explored Umbria is hiding some of the country's greatest treasures. Umbria's rich history and tradition offers many site-seeing opportunities for visitors -- and some really great wine.

By Libby Little

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

They say good things come in small packages. This might not always be true, of course, but it certainly applies to Italy's Aosta Valley wine region.

By Eleanor Duse

Die-hard wine connoisseurs search the world for the best glass of wine, and they often find themselves in the Campania region of Italy.

By Libby Little

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Whether you prefer red or white wine, Italy's Emilia-Romagna region delivers flavorful choices to delight your palate.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Potentially violent volcanic activity lies deep beneath Latium, one of the most important winemaking regions of Italy. It helps the area produce wonderfully distinctive grapes and wines.

By Eleanor Duse

When you're looking for great wine, Italy is a great place to be. The region of Molise is among the most obscure of Italy's wine-producing areas. With its sun-drenched hillsides, it has nearly ideal conditions for wine production.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Visit the south of France and you'll find beautiful beaches, incredible landscapes, and an abundance of wine that just keeps getting better. Provence, which is located in the south of France, is actually France's oldest wine-producing region.

By Vivien Bullen

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Your date tells you he's in the mood for a French wine. You nod enthusiastically, but really you don't know a thing about wine, French or otherwise. What sets this region's wine apart?

By Vivien Bullen

It might surprise you to learn that Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world, right behind the likely leaders -- Italy and France. But Spain devotes nearly 3,000,000 acres of land to wine growing.

By Vivien Bullen