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Wine Education

Learning about German wines at RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen in Los Angeles

Knowing the finer points about wine can be a complicated matter, with its nuances befuddling even long-time enthusiasts. This section has the tools to help you better appreciate vino by making it less mystifying and more enjoyable.

How Wine is Made
Still Wine, White Wine, Red Wine, Blush Wine, Sparkling Wine, Dessert Wine...
What is the meaning of Teinturier? Learn about wine terminology.
Food & wine pairing
Which wine goes best with Venison? Get a clue.
Cabernet vs. Syrah, Chardonnay vs. Riesling. Take a refresher course in varietals.
Rating system
Now, what exactly does 13/20 mean? Our rating system explained.
Bottle sizes
How many bottles are you really getting?

WINE 101
Wine Fundamentals DVD
Does your friends and family's understanding of oenology extend only to "this one appears to be red; that one white?" Then they need this easy DVD primer.
Wine Fundamentals provides viewers with a basic understanding of wine tasting and appreciation

More Wine Features

(Updated: 09/16/13 BH)

Summer is a thirsty season, one for which beer is tailor-made. Check out our selection of summer suds, from fruit beers to crisp lagers.

The excitement, flavors and aromas of great gin more than warrant its recent worldwide resurgence. Discover this juniper-infused spirit.