“This used to baffle me, but once I thought about it, reading a wine label just started to make sense.”
I’m Hannah, and I really love wine. Once upon a time, I used to think that shopping for wine or ordering a bottle at a restaurant was the most utterly confusing task, but not anymore.
With the help of a few educational classes and lots of drinking (which I prefer to call “studying”), the often confusing world of wine suddenly makes a whole lot more sense. That’s because I learned a bunch of tips, tidbits, and pointers along the way to help demystify it. So if you love wine and just want to understand it a bit more, keep reading.
Great wine doesn’t have to be expensive.
There’s way more to wine than cabernet sauvignon and pinot grigio.
Some wines are named after the region in which they are grown, not for the grape variety.
Oh, and that goes for champagne, too.
Not all wine is meant to be aged.
The colder the wine-growing climate, the more acidic the wine.
To find what kind of wines you love, home in on the growing regions.
To understand taste, take a look at the soil.
All the information you need is on the label, if you know where to look.
If it grows together, it goes together.
If you’re down to get a little funky, try natural wine.