Picking out a bottle of wine can be overwhelming. With so many options, varieties, and wineries how can you select a bottle of wine that you'll both love and won't regret paying for?
First and foremost, your personal preference is essential. Learning what that is can take time.
"Good" can be subjective. The wine you love, someone else may only like. Picking out the wine you love is like selecting a great book. If you know what you're looking for, you'll have better chances, but there's no definitive answer.
Understanding the Wine's Label
You can learn a lot by scanning a wine's label. The country and region of origin, and lots of other information that can be tricky to decode. What does "vinted" mean? Let's go over some popular terms and demystify the info on the back label.
Cork vs. Screw cap
Sure, a wooden cork makes a bottle of wine seem more "official," but don't be so quick to dismiss a bottle just because it has a metal screw cap. Both bottles contain wine, they've just been sealed differently.
Did You Know: 30% of all wine bottles have a screw cap!
Screw caps are great for picnics because you can open them by hand, and quickly close them when it's time to go home.