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We have collected some of the most common questions we hear on wine tours and created articles to answer them. There are no silly questions on a wine tour, but we do find people can hold back at a cellar door (particularly when people are talking about tannins).

If you like these articles you may also enjoy our Wine Pairing section which gives great advice on matching wines with food

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Top Wine Documentaries To Watch, and What to Drink While You Watch Them
News|Wine knowledge|Wineries | June 20, 2018
Wines to Always Have on Hand
News|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties|Wineries | June 14, 2018
What is Phylloxera?
Wine knowledge | June 11, 2018
Sending Wine Back – The Etiquette
News|Wine knowledge|Wineries | June 5, 2018
Top Places to Art and Wine in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula
News|Wine knowledge|Wineries | May 30, 2018
What happens to a vineyard after harvest?
News|Wine knowledge|Wineries | May 23, 2018
What does Oak do to Wine?
Wine knowledge | May 15, 2018
What is Terroir?
Wine knowledge | May 10, 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon versus Cabernet Franc
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | April 29, 2018
What is Zinfandel Wine?
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | April 17, 2018
Beginners Guide to German Riesling
International wine regions|Wine knowledge | April 11, 2018
An Intro to Friuli Wines
International wine regions|Wine knowledge | April 8, 2018
What happens during vintage at a winery?
Wine knowledge|Wineries | March 27, 2018
If you like this, try that: Part 3
Wine knowledge|Wine Pairing|Wine varieties | March 25, 2018
What are Sulphites in Wine? 
Wine knowledge | March 21, 2018
5 Common Wine Myths
Uncategorized|Wine knowledge | March 16, 2018
How Long is Wine Good for Once its Opened?
Wine knowledge | March 12, 2018
An Intro to Rioja Wines
International wine regions|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | February 19, 2018
Urban Wineries
International wine regions|Wine knowledge | February 8, 2018
Beaujolais 101
International wine regions|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | February 7, 2018
Merlot 101
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | February 5, 2018
An Intro to Loire Valley Wines
International wine regions|Wine knowledge | January 29, 2018
How to Pick Affordable Burgundy Wines
International wine regions|Uncategorized|Wine knowledge | January 21, 2018
The Effects of Climate Change on Wine
News|Wine knowledge | January 14, 2018
The Best Wines for Building Your Cellar
Top lists|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | January 12, 2018
Wines to Bring to a Dinner Party
Wine knowledge|Wine Pairing | January 7, 2018
5 Wine Resolutions for 2018
Top lists|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | January 2, 2018
Top questions to ask in the bottle shop (when you know next to nothing about wine)
Wine knowledge | December 22, 2017
Are Goon Bags All Bad?
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | December 18, 2017
Nero d’Avola in Australia
Australian wine regions|Wine knowledge | December 7, 2017
Introduction to Alsace
International wine regions|Wine knowledge | November 21, 2017
What is Pét-Nat (Pétillant Naturel)?
Uncategorized|Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | November 13, 2017
Sparkling Wine: A Case for Crémant
International wine regions|Wine knowledge | November 3, 2017
What is Amaro?
Top lists|Uncategorized|Wine knowledge | October 27, 2017
What is Brett in Wine? (Brettanomyces)
Wine knowledge | October 22, 2017
What is Orange Wine?
Wine knowledge | October 12, 2017
What’s the Point in Bottle-Ageing Wine?
Wine knowledge | October 3, 2017
What is the Best Temperature to Serve Wine?
Wine knowledge | October 2, 2017
What are Fortified Wines?
Wine knowledge | September 21, 2017
True or False: Champagne Should be Served in Flutes
Wine knowledge | September 18, 2017
How to Read a Wine Label
Wine knowledge | September 14, 2017
Old World Wine vs New World Wine
Wine knowledge | September 10, 2017
Cork vs Screw Caps on Wine Bottles
Uncategorized|Wine knowledge | August 28, 2017
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Biodynamics for Beginners
Uncategorized|Wine knowledge | August 23, 2017
Organic Wine for Beginners
Wine knowledge | August 18, 2017
What is Malolactic Fermentation?
Uncategorized|Wine knowledge | August 15, 2017
How to Order Wine at a Restaurant
Uncategorized|Wine knowledge | August 14, 2017
What is Wild Yeast Fermentation in Wine?
Wine knowledge | August 8, 2017
What Kind Of Wine Glass To Use and When To Decant
Wine knowledge | July 13, 2017
New Oak vs Old Oak
Wine knowledge | June 19, 2017
How to Buy Wine for a Wine Snob
Wine knowledge | May 30, 2017
What is Residual Sugar in Wine?
Wine knowledge | May 25, 2017
Pinot G: To Gris or Grigio
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | May 22, 2017
What’s In My Wine? (What are the additives in wine?)
Wine knowledge | May 17, 2017
How do winemakers know what the alcohol content will be in wine?
Wine knowledge | May 10, 2017
How to host a fun and simple blind wine tasting
Wine knowledge | April 25, 2017
What are tannins in wine?
Wine knowledge | April 21, 2017
What is the difference between White Wine and Red Wine?
Wine knowledge | April 19, 2017
Rosé Wine and Food Pairing – Perfect Matching
Wine knowledge|Wine Pairing | April 14, 2017
What Is Natural Wine?
Wine knowledge | April 7, 2017
What Is Rosé?
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | April 4, 2017
What’s the difference between Shiraz and Syrah?
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | September 15, 2016
Difference Between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio?
Wine knowledge|Wine varieties | August 16, 2016
Wine Tasting For Beginners
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Adam Nicholls

Director at Wine Compass
Adam founded Wine Compass in 2013 after deciding to combine his love of wine & wine tours with his background in digital marketing. He loves exploring wine regions with his wife and daughter in his spare time
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Wine Tasting For Beginners Any wine lover will tell you that enjoying a glass of red or white is much more than just “having a drink”; it’s an experience. And it’s an experience that is taken up to the next level if you know how to properly taste wine. You may have seen sommeliers swilling…

Wine knowledge | February 7, 2016
Top 6 Tips For Storing Wine
Adam Nicholls
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Adam Nicholls

Director at Wine Compass
Adam founded Wine Compass in 2013 after deciding to combine his love of wine & wine tours with his background in digital marketing. He loves exploring wine regions with his wife and daughter in his spare time
Adam Nicholls
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Top 6 Tips For Storing Wine However large or small your collection, if you want to get the best out of every last drop it’s important to know how to correctly store your wine. Luckily, keeping your reds and whites unharmed from the elements isn’t as tricky as some people might think – these 6…

Wine knowledge | February 2, 2016