Learn the basics of the legendary, pervasive drink, wine! What is its history? How is it made? What kinds are there?
History of Wine
As long as we’ve recorded history, wine has been there. Learn the rich and amazing history of what is probably the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage.
Here are some great articles to give you a solid understanding of the long and storied history of wine.
Vinepair.com has an interactive history of wine.
Straightforward wine history from Wikipedia.org
The princess and spoiled grapes start the history at Friends of Wine
WineFolly has an easy to follow wine timeline infographic
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How It's Made
Unlike beer or liquors, wine was discovered. Grapes (and other sugary fruits) can naturally ferment as they “spoil.” Once discovered, we refined and continue to refine the process of converting fruits to wine.
Here are some great articles to give you a solid understanding of how wine is made.
Wikipedia gives its encyclopedic account on winemaking
A great Discovery How It’s Made video on YouTube.
Wineanorak.com has an illustrated guide to how wine is made.
WineFolly.com has a well done Grapes to Glass article.
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Types of Wine
There are two major types of beers: ales and lagers, but multiple styles. With the craft beer boom, it sometimes feels like there are more kinds than one can keep track of.
Here are some great articles to give you a basic grasp of how beers differ by type and style.
About.com has a great set of Wine Basics that includes types and styles.
PrimerMagazine.com has an easy explanation of wine types.
Wine is an . . . involved . . . subject. Here’s a free class of Wine 101.
FoodBeast helps with a YouTube video of pronouncing wine names.
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