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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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!
  • 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.