Five years running a book and wine shop, I spent much of my time repeating the same information to people who wanted to learn about wine. I've put much of that information in this handy little guide.
This little guide will help a novice with the basics on all the below including basic food pairing or the wines listed.
What is Wine?-Sulfites-Allergies and Headaches-Wine Tasting-Wine Words-Collecting-Packaging/Labels-Storage, Buying Tips, Serving, Serving Temperatures, Health Benefits.
Red: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Lambrusco, Manseng, Melbac, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempernillo, Zinfindel
White: Chardonay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Merlot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Roussanna, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Champagne
Other: Muscat, Concord, Niagara, Muscadine, Scuppernong
Hybrid: Chambourcin, Chardonel, Traminette, Seyval Blanc