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Fighting wine ignorance one person at a time.'s "Wine U" is your educational resource for understanding wine.



"Learning Modules" are articles focused on various topics. Each is designed to build understanding of a very particular area of the world of wine

Do You Spit or Swallow?

March 04, 2009

Wine tasting can be both fun and responsible...

How to remove a wine label

March 04, 2009

Let's face it, some labels just plain refuse to be taken off the bottle. However, there is more than way to peel a label - given a little patience...


March 03, 2009

Yield is the amount of fruit harvested and, ultimately, wine produced per area of vineyard. Typically, this is expressed hectoliters per hectare in Europe...

Sparkling wine

January 19, 2009

Bubbly, lightly carbonated or fizzy, sparkling wines are ubiquitous throughout the wine world. Like port and late harvest and dessert wines...


January 19, 2009

While Port-styled wine can be made from just about any grape, true Port, however, is made from a combination of eight traditional Portuguese varieties:...

Aging Wine

November 25, 2008

Many readers want to know how their wine will (or can) age. Most wines today are made to be consumed within a short period...

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