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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!

  • How to Sound Like a Wine Expert

    How to Sound Like a Wine Expert

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Wine

    10 Things You Should Know About Wine

    Walk into your local wine store these days, with bottles lining the walls, shelves, and racks, and you’re likely to faint from overstimulation. With such a wide variety and no shortage of people sharing their view on “the best wine”, it can be hard to discern fact from fiction. Never fear: In Good Taste is here to help wine novices and virtuosos alike to navigate the wine world with ease.  Here are some things we think everyone should know about wine.

  • 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.