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This FREE Wine Education Course Includes: Why Wine? | Wine & Health | Social History | Sensory User's Manual | Grape Growing | Wine Making | Varietal Profiles | Sparkling Wine Wine Information on Reading Labels, Selecting and Buying Wine, Serving and Storing, etc. Taste includes the compiled wine tasting notes from our monthly panel, as well as reports on public tasting events, wherever we attend them, and notices of recurring wine events in Central California. There is also a Food & Wine section with a few wine-friendly recipes. In Aftertaste, see if you agree with our opinions and editorials in Wrath, find our Reading List and pages of Links in Bacchanalia, to discover additional sources of wine information. Contact and sponsor information, short bios of the PfW tasting panel and the stories of PfW's formation and the web site genesis. Return to the starting point.
 

Packaging & Bottles ... goatskins to polybags ... shapes & sizes ...

Understanding Wine Labels
  
Part 1: The Basics ... between the lines of compliance & marketing ...
   Part 2: Appellation Labels ... location, location, location...
      Supplement: American Viticultural Areas
   Part 3: Generic Labels ... flattery or insult? ...
   Part 4: Proprietary Labels ... brand makes a stand...
   Part 5: Varietal Labels ... ingredients are the goods ...

Selecting ... use relationships and references to find quality and value ...

Describing ... finding the right words to share the sensory experience ...

Etiquette ... a guide to situational alcohol consumption ...

Serving ... tools and techniques to easy enjoyment ...
  
Part 1: Corkscrew ... most important for accessing the contents ...
   Part 2: Glassware ... where size and shape matter ...
   Part 3: Serving Guides ... temperature, order, decanting and leftovers ...

Cellaring ... preserving while postponing ...

Wine Q & A ... how? ... what? ... when? ... where? ... who and why? ...

An Important New Lobby for Wine Consumers

American Wine Consumers Coalition logo.The patchwork of laws and regulations covering wine sales in the USA denies consumers equal access, depending upon the state of residence.

By the right of Big Money, special interests have exclusively been able to fashion wine laws and regulations that dismiss or ignore the needs and desires of the consumer.

For nearly a century, from Repeal until now, Congress and state legislatures have only heard the concerns and viewpoints of prohibitionists, wholesalers, producers, and distributors.

The American Wine Consumer Coalition is now advocating to protect wine consumer rights and open new avenues of access to wines, beers and spirits, especially those produced by fellow Americans.

Please visit the comprehensive AWCC site, browse the Manifesto, the Advocacy Issues, and Join to indicate your support of this organization and gain special member benefits.


 

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