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Wine 101

At In Good Taste, we’re on a journey to make wine more accessible and less intimidating. This Wine 101 Learning Center is designed to be your wine guide, with helpful information about different types of wine, the nuances between old world and new world wine, and more. Whether you’re at the “wine for beginners” stage of your wine journey or just want to go down a rabbit hole about one particular topic, you’ll be a wine expert in no time!

  • Top 6 Ways to Upcycle Wine Bottles

    Top 6 Ways to Upcycle Wine Bottles

    Each In Good Taste wine flight features six to eight mini bottles of premium wine, presenting the perfect opportunity to taste your way through the best that the world of wine has to offer. We’ve put our fans on social media to the test to provide their favorite upcycle ideas for reusing each 187ml bottle after their tasting is over.  Let’s take a look at some of the most creative wine bottle upcycled DIY projects!
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  • How to Sound Like You Know About Wine

    How to Sound Like You Know About Wine

    Getting comfy with the terms used in growing, making, and describing wine will make your next journey into the wine world taste even sweeter (or more acidic, aromatic, tart…you get the idea). Plus, you'll sound super smart.
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  • Top 8 Tips for Hosting a Wine Tasting

    Top 8 Tips for Hosting a Wine Tasting

    Learning about wine doesn't have to be intimidating. In fact, keeping it simple can make the night more enjoyable and help you to focus on what your tastebuds are telling you. In Good Taste offers Virtual Wine Tastings hosted by experts, free with your purchase of a Wine Flight.
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  • How to Build the Ultimate Charcuterie Board

    How to Build the Ultimate Charcuterie Board

    Creating the best charcuterie board means looking at all of the components, from the meats, cheeses, and spreads to the complimentary wine selection. You need to find the perfect balance between salty and sweet, crisp and savory, acidic and umami. Presentation is key to making the charcuterie board a party centerpiece. All of these components are explored below and, as a bonus, we will also look at how to theme your charcuterie board to make it stand out and taste delicious.
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  • History of Black American Winemakers

    History of Black American Winemakers

    We salute our unsung heroes of the past who made waves and paved the way for other Black Americans in this industry, today’s Black wine leaders are positioned to make their own memorable mark.
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  • The Delicious Down Under - Wines from AU & NZ

    The Delicious Down Under - Wines from AU & NZ

    Welcome to the delicious world of Wines from Down Under. As "New World" wine regions, the two countries aren’t beholden to the hundreds of years of tradition of Old World wine regions, allowing them to experiment, push boundaries, and ultimately, revolutionize the way the world views, produces, styles, and packages wine.
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  • Syrah & Shiraz: What's the Difference?

    Syrah & Shiraz: What's the Difference?

    At its core, Syrah (Sih-RAH) and Shiraz (Shi-RAZ) wines are both made from the Syrah – but that’s just about where the similarities end. Let’s break down some of the differences between Syrah and Shiraz!
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  • Best Wines to Pair with Game Day Party Foods

    Best Wines to Pair with Game Day Party Foods

    Oh, yeah! It’s that time again, and although our parties might look a little different this year, it’s still a cause for celebration! Whether our favorite team made it to the championship, or we're just here for the food, it's time to get wild with wine and Game Day snacks!

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  • How to Choose the Best Wine Glass

    How to Choose the Best Wine Glass

    Wine glasses are composed of 4 parts. Choosing a glass with the right stem, bowl size or shape can heighten the aromas and enhance the flavors in your wine. A list of wine glass standards for each varietal, and why they are preferred.

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  • How to Avoid (or Cure) a Hangover

    How to Avoid (or Cure) a Hangover

    Here is a list of my top five tips to sidestep a hangover when you plan on drinking, and the ever-necessary steps for when it’s too late for prevention and you need the best way to cure a hangover. Don’t worry, we’ll get through this.

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  • Best Wines to Pair with Your Holiday Meal

    Best Wines to Pair with Your Holiday Meal

    Our dinner tables may be smaller, yet the same basic challenges will arise when we are planning our holiday menus. We have tips to look for when choosing the perfect holiday wines!
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  • What Temperature Should My Wine Be?

    What Temperature Should My Wine Be?

    To help you get the most longevity, aroma, and flavor out of your wine collection, we’ve compiled this guide to wine service and storage.
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