BetterTastingWine Lesson Guide
Written by certified wine educators, our wine course anchors on practical themes that can help you better understand and enjoy wine. We go for quality over quantity when it comes to knowledge.
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Wine Lesson Index
Learn the right way to hold a wine glass. Master wine tasting techniques. Be a confident wine drinker.
2. Basic Grapes
Know the basic grapes and their personalities. Know which to order in restaurants.
3 Simple steps to make your wine tastes better. Know what type of wine glass to use, when to aerate / decant.
Learn the one universal pairing principle. Also covers cheese pairing and tips on hard to pair dishes.
Know how to keep an opened bottle fresh longer. Review various preservation methods.
Know the right temperature to store a wine. Know the right temperature to serve wine. Learn the signs of a heat damaged bottle.
Know what to do in a restaurant. Be aware of wine faults. Know when to send a bottle back.
Wine labels tell a lot. Learn the clues to assess a bottle's quality and character.
9. Wine Regions
Old World vs. New World? Know their differences, key wine regions, and reliable producers.
Learn how to age and store wine. Learn signs of a damaged bottle. Where do you store your wines if you do not have a wine fridge / wine cellar at home?
Tips on starting your first wine collection. Understand maturity of wines. Know which type of wines can be aged and which are for early enjoyment.
12. Be Savvy, Avoid Common Wine Myths
Truth or Myths -- The older the bottle, the higher its value? Wine and cheese are the perfect pairing partner? To know if a wine is good, smell its cork?
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