Styles of Wine

Learn the 6 Different Styles of Wine

Feb 15th, 2017 Wine 101 Von Vino 3 min read

Wine can be categorized into six main styles with hundreds of varietals within each. Red Wine Red wine is a style of wine produced using red or black-skinned grapes. When the grapes are crushed, the juice is left in contact and fermented with the skins allowing the pigment and tannins to transfer to the wine. The color of red wines can vary from purple or…

Wine Tasting

How to Taste Wine in 5 Easy Steps

Jan 3rd, 2017 Wine 101 Von Vino 4 min read

Tasting wine and drinking it are not one and the same. “Drinking” wine brings to mind images of people sitting around a table guzzling glasses of fermented grape juice while eating, talking, and laughing. There’s nothing particularly wrong with this. In fact, I find this a highly enjoyable activity. “Tasting” wine, however, requires a little more concentration and analysis. There’s a method to wine tasting that…

6 Things to Look for on a Wine Bottle Label

Jul 22nd, 2016 Wine 101 Von Vino 6 min read

When you step into a wine shop or the wine section of your local supermarket, you may feel bombarded with a plethora of options, each having its own unique label on the bottle. So, how do you decide which to buy? Most of us should be familiar with the old adage, “never judge a book by its cover.” Well, the same holds true for a…

Does This Wine Make My Glass Look Fat?

Feb 10th, 2016 Wine 101 Von Vino 5 min read

You’ve probably noticed wine glasses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – tall, short, narrow, wide, small, large, stemmed, stemless, flute-shaped, tulip-shaped, and so on. The market is filled with numerous styles from which to choose. There are special glasses even made for drinking other beverages like martinis and cognac. Sure, it can make you feel fancy as you grasp the stem of…

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