Wine 101 - Learn About Wine

Wine 101

The Guide To Drinking
& Enjoying Wine

Tasting Wine

There’s no right way or wrong way to taste wine. It’s this simple — do you like what you’re drinking or do you not like what you’re drinking? That said, there’s a formal way to taste wine that reveals more about the wine in your glass, even before you start drinking. Here at VinePair, we understand that this method of tasting can be intimidating, so we’re going to break it down for you, leaving you feeling comfortable and confident if you wish to use this method.

Learn about how and why we taste wine.

Types Of Wines & Grapes

Learn about the most popular grapes and wine blends in the world. From Merlot to Malbec, and everything (and everywhere!) in between, our short guides break down everything you need to know about whatever wine you’re interested in.

Learn about the different wines, grapes and varietals that are popular in the United States and from around the world

Serving Wine

People often romance the drinking of wine and everything about it — for good reason — wine tastes great! That said, things like decanting wine and keeping a bottle at the right temperature absolutely enhance your drinking experience all the way down to your taste buds.

Learn how to serve wine and the reasons why we follow certain practices.

Fun Wine Facts

Human beings have been drinking wine for quite a long time — archaeologists have discovered evidence of consumption in Georgia dated to circa 6000 BC and production sites in Armenia dated to 4100 BC. As wine has woven its way through all of recorded history we’ve found more than a few interesting facts to share. Want to explore the entire history of wine? Jump over to our interactive timeline — How Wine Colonized The World. Otherwise explore below!

The world of wine facts is endless. Learn about some of our favorite facts and myths.