The 2014 Wine Buying Cheat Sheet
It’s time to tune your wine smarts and get the latest buying tips for the year. Besides this free eGuide, here are a few other useful guides that will inspire you to drink better wine:
ANSWER: Check out undervalued red wines from the South of France
Why is ‘Cool Climate’ Earthy?
‘Cool Climate’ and ‘Warm Climate’ refer to regions in terms of how weather affects the taste of wine. ‘Cool Climate’ regions tend to produce wines that are more elegant and earthy whereas ‘Warm Climate’ regions tend to produce wines that are more fruit-forward. Neither is better than the other, however each region has its benefits:
- Fruit forward
- Bold body with higher alcohol
- ‘Sweet’ finish
- Lower acidity
- Does not age as well
- Age worthy
- Lighter bodied with long finish
- More acidity and lower alcohol
- ‘Tart’ finish
- less fruit flavors
BENEFITS: Wine Buying Cheat Sheet
Organized by style (9 styles altogether) for easy navigation.
Common wine varieties listed within each style (e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon in ‘Bold Red’)
Quickly differentiate between fruit-forward and earthy wines based on climate type.
Check out Undervalued regions for wines under $20. Popular regions offer benchmark examples.
A section on the major differences between storing and serving red and white wine.
Quick links to more information from Wine Folly’s content.