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Learn about wine the fun and easy way. offers informal study programs or the opportunity for self-paced learning. Explore hundreds of articles, host a wine tasting party with our wine tasting kits, and test your wine knowledge with the weekly Challenge. Weekly Challenge Test your knowledge with this weekly quiz.

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Can you taste the price of wine?
April 10, 2014 Brian Gurnham Chief Cork Officer
This past weekend I hosted a wine tasting party with neighborhood friends. Using the Prince and the Pauper theme, I was not disappointed about the range of likes and dislikes that wine consumers exhi . . . keep reading

The 7 types of Wine Shoppers
March 27, 2014 Brian Gurnham Chief Cork Officer
Spending time at one of the largest wine stores in the United States, and being retired from the world of people management, it was only logical that I developed a sort of Myers-Briggs for wine shoppe . . . keep reading

Wine Tasting - Go Horizontal!
March 19, 2014
In my interactions with consumers I often hear comments like "all wine tastes the same to me", or "I can't taste any difference, so I just buy the cheap stuff". Well, there might . . . keep reading

Viognier - To the brink and back
March 6, 2014
Viognier (pronounced Vee-on-yay) is a white wine grape variety that traces its ancestral roots to Croatia. Like so many Vitis Vinifera, Viognier's recent history rests with the wine regions of France . . . keep reading

Rhône Valley - Home of the Pope?
February 26, 2014
The Rhône Valley bisects the southeastern part of France from Lyons in the north where it joins the Saône River, until it empties into the Mediterranean south of Avignon. Arguably one of . . . keep reading

Featured Resources
Wine Tasting Kit - From where does this Pinot grow?
In this fun and engaging wine tasting, the focus will be on identifying where each of four Pinot Noirs hails from. Guests will have the advantage of knowing that each wine will be made from Pinot Noi . . . keep reading

Wine Tasting Kit - It's as easy as ABC
In this fun and engaging wine tasting, the focus will be on identifying what white varietal each of four wines is made from.  Guests will know that each wine will . . . keep reading

Wine Tasting Kit - The Mystery of the Whites
In this fun and “anyone can play” wine tasting, the goal is to match four wines with their grape variety, from a list of five grape varieties.  What's . . . keep reading

Wine Tasting Kit - The Prince and the Pauper
Our most popular wine tasting kit, the Prince and the Pauper is a themed wine tasting party where your guests are challenged to identify which wine in several pairs is the more expensive of the two. . . . keep reading

Wine Tasting Kit - Name that Red!
In this third and most difficult level of red grape variety identification, five single variety grape wines are tasted.  The wines are primarily indigenous varieties and are identified by t . . . keep reading


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