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The following are basic questions many people new to wine ask:

The Basics

How Do You Know If a Wine Has Gone Bad
What Kind of Wine Needs to Breathe
Why is Wine So Expensive at Restaurants
What Happens to Wine When You Freeze It On Accident Or On Purpose?
Which Wine Varieties Have The Least Calories?
Is Sediment In Wine OK To Drink
What Temperature Does Wine Freeze At?
Is Frozen Wine Ruined?
Does Freezing Wine Affect Alcohol Content?
How Long Does Frozen Wine Last?
Is Wine Gluten Free?
Why Is The Bottom of Wine Bottles Concave or Indented
What Is The Difference Between Acidity and Tannins In Wine
How Do Tannins Taste in Wine?
Tannins And Sulfites In Wine: What’s The Difference
What Does It Mean When Wine Needs to Breathe?
Is Table Wine for Drinking? Cooking? Or What?

Dry vs Sweet Wine

How Do You Know If a Wine Is Dry
What Common Types of Dry White Wine Are Used For Cooking
What Are The Driest White Wines
What Does a Dry Wine Mean?
What Does Dry Wine Taste Like?
Is Dry Wine Lower In Calories
Is Pinot Grigio Dry or Sweet

Wine Storage

How To Save Canned Wine
How Long Does Unopened Screw Top Wine Last
How Long Does Canned Wine Last
Should Screw Top Wine Be Stored On Its Side
Why Is Cork Used To Seal Wine Bottles
What Temperature Should Wine Be Stored At?

The Different Styles of Wine

What’s The Difference Between Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio vs Sauvignon Blanc: The Differences Explained
Pinot Grigio vs Pinot Gris: The Differences Explained
What Makes a Good Pinot Grigio Wine
Is Corked Wine Better Than Capped Wine
What’s The Difference Between Cabernet and Merlot
What’s The Difference Between Cabernet and Malbec
Does Canned Wine Taste Like Bottled Wine
Pinot Grigio vs Pinot Noir: The Differences Explained
Pinot Noir vs Merlot: What’s Different Anyway?
Is Blush Wine The Same As Rosé?
Pinot Noir vs Malbec
Pinot Noir vs Cabernet Sauvignon
Zinfandel vs Malbec
Merlot vs Zinfandel
Pinot Noir vs Zinfandel
Pinot Noir vs Shiraz
Zinfandel vs Syrah
Zinfandel vs Shiraz
Merlot vs Malbec
Zinfandel vs Chianti
Zinfandel vs Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir vs Syrah
Merlot vs Shiraz
Merlot vs Chianti

Regional Wines

How Are Willamette Valley Wines Unique to Oregon
Old World vs New World Wine: What’s The Difference
What Kinds Of Wines Are Grown In The Santa Maria AVA
Why Is Napa Valley So Good For Making Wine
Difference Between Sonoma and Napa Wines
Santa Barbara Wineries vs Napa: What’s The Difference
Santa Barbara County vs Paso Robles Wine: What’s The Difference?

Wine Varietal Overviews

An Overview of Chardonnay
An Overview of Pinot Gris / Grigio
An Overview of Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Tastings & Wineries

How Much Does It Cost To Visit a Winery?
Can You Go To a Winery In The Winter?
Are You Supposed To Drink The Wine At a Wine Tasting or Spit It Out?
How Long Do Wine Tastings Last?
Do You Tip At Wine Tastings?

Labeling Info

What Does Vinted And Bottled By Mean On A Wine Label?
What Does Reserve Mean On A Wine Label?
Estate Grown vs Estate Bottled Wine
What Does Cellared And Bottled By Mean On A Wine Label?

Posts in In Production and/or Editing

Why is Box Wine So Cheap?
Can You Get Sick From Drinking Old Wine?
Why is Grocery Store Wine Cheaper Than It Is At A Winery?
Cheap Wine vs Expensive Wine: What’s the Difference?
What Does a Red Blend Wine Mean? What Should it Taste Like?
What Are The Driest Red Wines?
Is Box Wine The Same As Bottled Wine?
Do Tannins in Wine Cause Headaches?
Why Is Fortified Wine Sweet?
Why Is Merlot Blended With Cabernet Sauvignon?
Why Do Some Red Wines Feel Carbonated, Fizzy, or Bubbly?
What Is The Difference Between Aperitif and Digestif?
What Makes Chardonnay Buttery in Taste?
How To Get Rid Of Wine Sediment And / Or Cork Pieces
Is Chardonnay Sweet Or Dry?
Differences Between Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc
Does Chardonnay Get Better With Age?
Oaked Chardonnay vs Unoaked Chardonnay