Topic: Learn About Wine

This guide intends to offer an outline on how to improve your wine knowledge with certain activities that you can start tonight!

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If you’ve ever driven through a vineyard area you may have noticed that some vineyards look different than others. Each vine training system offers different benefits to grapes.

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Complete Wine Color Chart

Posted to Learn About Wine on October 12th.

Observing color in wine will improve your mental repertoire for activities such as blind tasting, assessing wine quality and vintage. Use this chart to become familiar with the hue spectrum in wine and common terminology to describe wine color.

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Piedmont is 6th in terms of production size of Italy’s 20 major wine growing areas. It’s known for quality and produces more DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) than any other region.

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Lifecycle of a Wine Grapevine

Posted to Learn About Wine on September 19th.

You may have heard the phrase “great wine is made in the vineyard” and it’s true! Great wines are made with great grapes. Let’s take a look at the lifecycle of a grapevine and learn how each step affects that year’s vintage.

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There are some fascinating insights you can gain just by looking at the color of red wine.

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French Wine Exploration Map

Posted to Learn About Wine on September 14th.

Jumpstart your French wine knowledge with this French Wine Map and an overview of its 11 wine region – plus a 12th section to highlight up-and-coming areas!

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The vintage can greatly affect the taste and quality of wine, and this primarily because of the weather the vines are affected with throughout the growing season. Find out more about how to identify great vintages on your own.

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The next addition to Wine Folly’s maps is here. Please welcome the region of Alsace, the 6th map in the France map series. Alsace lies on the border between France and Germany and is most famously known for its…

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Guide to Muscadine Wine

Posted to Learn About Wine on August 31st.

As we delved into understanding one of America’s true native wine grapes, we realized they are uniquely amazing, but the wines are a bit misunderstood.

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