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With Wine Tasting, all you need is a corkscrew and a glass to get started learning by tasting.

From the basics of how wine is made, to opening the bottle, to ordering wine in a restaurant, you’ll learn from the pros, and enjoy a backstage pass to the world’s great wine regions. Whether you want just a sip of wine savvy, or true grape guru status, be sure to take the quizzes and track your progress. The prize? Bragging rights of course, and a tasting set of my The ONE stemware*.

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Wine Tasting

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Assessing Quality in Wine

Great quality in a wine – just like great quality in a house – doesn’t mean you will love it. You might prefer Victorian architecture over Tuscan–that’s style, not quality. This video defines the elements of quality in a wine.

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How to Open a Bottle of Wine

Opening a bottle of wine is easy, with a little practice. If you are tasting along with this wine course, you’ll get plenty.

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How to Store Wine

Not every wine is meant to age, but those that improve in the cellar can really be worth the wait. Here’s how to store your bottles to get the most enjoyment out of the wines you are cellaring, or saving for a special occasion. (Just don’t wait too long!)

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How to Set up a Wine Tasting at Home

Home wine-tastings are a great way to learn: just gather your tasting buddies, and share the cost and fun. You can make it BYOB and G–everyone contributes a bottle for tasting, and brings and keeps up with their own wine glass. A tasting portion is about 1 1/2 oz per person (figure 12 tastes per…

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How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

The best way to learn about wine is by tasting it (which happens to be a lot of fun!) But to really get the most from a wine you should use all your senses. Wine pros use a 5-step process that we call The 5 S’s of tasting – See, Swirl, Smell, Sip and Savor (or Spit). In this episode, I meet up with…

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Tips for Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant doesn’t have to be intimidating. The first tip is, stay away from places that make you feel like you have to be a big spender to get a good wine experience. Check out my foodie travel videos for great restaurants that do it right. In this video, my husband John was…

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Finding the Gems on a Wine List

Sommeliers have a homing device for the gems (meaning the deals!) on a wine list, honed with long experience. Here are my top tips to instantly whip your wine list savvy into shape.