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Wine Basics

It can seem sometimes that wine requires a degree to understand. It wasn’t always like this. Until quite recently, wine was an every day drink for most of the population. People drank wine out of whatever glass they had on hand. It wasn’t mysterious or complicated – it’s what you made out of the fruit or grapes in your back yard. Wine was casual, relaxing, and fun.

I’m here to bring that joyful comfort to the world of wine again. If you worry at all about “drinking the right wine” or which wine to choose, smile! Wine is just grape juice. Sure, there’s a lot you can learn about it if you wish to. Wine comes in a variety of flavors and colors. So kick back, grab a glass of wine, and let’s explore!

Starting Out

Tips for Getting Into Wine

General Wines for a Sweet Tooth

Sweet Red Wines for Healthy Drinking

Selecting and Buying

Choosing a Wine in a Wine Shop

US Wine Shipping Laws

Choosing a Wine Club

Wine Sales, Shops and Merchants

Blue Laws and Wine Sales on Sunday

Shipping Wine Into the US

Sales Tax on Wine

Special Events

Planning for a Party with Wine

Planning for a Wedding with Wine


Gathering a Wine Collection

Storing a Wine Collection

Storing Wine on your Kitchen Counter

Storing Wine in your Fridge

Cooling Wine in your Freezer

Aging Guidelines for Wine

Heatwave – Short Term Overheating of Wine

Wine in a Snowstorm

Older Wines

Is Old Wine Safe to Drink?

How Much is my Old Wine Bottle Worth?

Selling Wine


Wine Serving Temperatures

How Quickly Does a Wine Warm Up?

How Do You Keep a Wine at the Right Temperature?

Letting a Red Wine Breathe

Using Ice Cubes to Chill a Wine

How to Decant Wine

How to Pour Wine for Guests / Patrons

Wine and Food

Flavors and Aromas in Wine

Keeping an Open Bottle


Waitress Wine Tips

Wine Related

Wine and Health

Host Your Own Wine Tasting

Attending a Wine Tasting

Descriptions of All Types of Wine

Hybrid vs Cross vs Blend

Wine Stain Removal

Wine Travel

Winery Reviews with Photos

Carrying Wine on an Airplane

Drinking Wine on an Airplane

Worldwide Drinking Ages

Visiting Wineries on Motorcycle

If you have specific questions about wine, feel free to stop by our social networking sites to post there or swing by our Wine Forums!

Lisa Shea

All 20,000+ pages & images on this WineIntro site were written and created by me - site owner and author Lisa Shea. I've been writing about wine online since 1998 and created WineIntro in 2004. Please join me in the fun, relaxing, enjoyable world of wine!

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