Do you break into a cold sweat when presented with the task of ordering wine? Do you feel a wave a panic when you’re on a date at a fancy restaurant and you know absolutely nothing about wine.
If you know next to nothing about wine this guide is for you. Here is a lesson in wine basics or Wine 101 to help you fake it till you make it.
#1 Overview of Wine Styles
Remember there are five main styles of wine; Red, White, Rose, Sparkling and Fortified. Within each of these groups there are hundreds of different varieties of grapes, numerous wine producing regions and winemaking styles. Each of these components affects the finished product.