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

1. Wine Tasting Techniques

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. How to Serve Wine

3 Simple steps to make your wine tastes better. Know what type of wine glass to use, when to aerate / decant.

4. Wine & Food Pairing

Learn the one universal pairing principle. Also covers cheese pairing and tips on hard to pair dishes.

5. Preserving an Opened Bottle

Know how to keep an opened bottle fresh longer. Review various preservation methods.

6. Temperature: Don't Ruin Your Wine

Know the right temperature to store a wine. Know the right temperature to serve wine. Learn the signs of a heat damaged bottle.

7. How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

Know what to do in a restaurant. Be aware of wine faults. Know when to send a bottle back.

8. Understand Wine Labels

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.

10. Proper Wine Storage

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?

11. Start a Wine Collection

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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Practical Wine Lessons: Wine Tasting Like a Pro | Grapes | Serving Wine | Food Pairing | Preservation | Temperature | Restaurant Ordering | Wine Labels | Wine Regions | Wine Storage | Start a Collection | Common Wine Myths.

Useful Wine Tips: Vintage Guide | Removing a Broken Cork | Serving Order of Wines | Fastest Way to Chill a Wine | Host Wine Party | Elements of a Good Wine | Leftover Wine: Recipe for Vino Punch | Wine Moods Pairing.

Tasting Tutorial: Cabernet vs. Merlot vs. Pinot Noir | Sauvignon Blanc vs. Chardonnay vs. Riesling.

Fun Download: Wine Tasting Scorecard | Wine Serving Temperature Chart | Wine Aroma Table | 3 Must-Know Red Grapes | 3 Must-Know White Grapes | Vintage Chart | Wine Party Themes | Wine Region Maps | Grand Cru Chart | Wine and Moods Pairing Chart.

Wine Travel: Champagne 101 | Bandol Wine Region.

Jewels & Gems: Grower Champagne Pierre Gimonnet | Gravner Ribolla - An Amber Wine Maturated in Clay.

 

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