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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!

  • Sip or Treat: Halloween Wine Pairings

    Sip or Treat: Halloween Wine Pairings

    Does your Halloween game plan include a wine opener? Of course it does. Wine expands many pleasures, including the passing of candy to costumed cuties. Enjoying good wine makes hearing the doorbell ring equal a definite reason to toast!
  • 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.
  • 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!

  • 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!
  • How to (Properly) Taste Wine

    How to (Properly) Taste Wine

    The best way to drink wine so that you discover different nuances and select according to your palate is to follow the five steps for tasting wine. These 5 steps in wine tasting begin from the moment the sommelier delivers the bottle leading up to the first sip.