Wine 101 / Education

David Ramey on Barrel Aging

David Ramey on Barrel Aging

David Ramey talks about the French influences on his early days as a winemaker, and his approach to barrel aging his chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.  More »

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Wine 101: Education2:12
Chardonnay 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Chardonnay 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Chardonnay isn't just popular, it's one of the world's top wine choices. But why do we love chardonnay more than any other white wine varietal? As he kicks off his Grape Guide series, WineTasteTV's Chris Blanchard talks chardonnay basics: from the effects of oak to some of the best chardonnay food and wine pairings. Lobster risotto anyone?   More »

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Wine 101: Education
Right Bank Bordeaux Tasting

Right Bank Bordeaux Tasting

Wine Taste TV's Ben Giliberti takes us to the Right Bank, with two merlot dominated Bordeaux offerings from 2004: Chateau D'Aiguilhe and La Tour Figeac.   More »

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Wine 101: Education3:29
Loire Valley Wine: Cabernet Franc

Loire Valley Wine: Cabernet Franc

This wine for grown-ups can range from elegant and delicate to rustic and chewy. Join Brian Duncan as he talks about two Loire Valley Cabernet Francs and what they pair well with.  More »

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Wine 101: Education1:36
Napa Valley Visitors Guide

Napa Valley Visitors Guide

Wine Taste TV's Leslie Sbrocco takes you on a tour of Napa Valley, with a few of her top recommendations for a one day visit to some of the best wineries and restaurants. Get an insiders perspective on how to plan the perfect day.   More »

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Wine 101: Education4:22
Classified Growth Bordeaux Tasting

Classified Growth Bordeaux Tasting

Wine Taste TV's Ben Giliberti continues with his 2004 Bordeaux tastings with two moderately priced offerings: Haut Batailley and La Tour Carnet.  More »

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Wine 101: Education5:24
Sauvignon Blanc 101

Sauvignon Blanc 101

Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect Spring wine. In another installment of his Guide to Grapes series, Chris Blanchard shares his respect for the fresh and refreshing characteristics of sauvignon blanc and describes some ideal food and wine pairing ideas for an afternoon party.  More »

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Wine 101: Education1:44
Paul Hobbs, Harvest Part II

Paul Hobbs, Harvest Part II

Harvesting the fruit starts the second critical phase of winemaking. Paul Hobbs leads us step-by-step through the journey from vine to bottle.  More »

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Wine 101: Education2:14
Cabernet Sauvignon 101

Cabernet Sauvignon 101

Cabernet Sauvignon is King in Napa Valley. In his continuing Guide to Grapes, Chris Blanchard takes on the tannic power of cabernet sauvignon and talks about what he loves about this powerful red wine varietal. Smokey notes of espresso, chocolate, and rich, voluptuous fruit all make cab compelling.  More »

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Wine 101: Education1:54
Wine and Food Pairing with Brian Duncan

Wine and Food Pairing with Brian Duncan

Brian Duncan shows you how to choose the right wine for what you're eating. It's all about the sauce, matching the intensity of the spices, versatility, and most of all your enjoyment.   More »

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Wine 101: Education4:20
What to Do With Leftover Wine

What to Do With Leftover Wine

The party is over, and you've got a ton of leftover wine and stains on your carpet. Leslie Sbrocco has great advice for preserving (and eventually using) all of your leftover wine, and some neat tricks for how to eliminate red wine stains.   More »

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Wine 101: Education2:56
Syrah 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Syrah 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Syrah is one of Chris Blanchard's favorite varietals. Whether it's from the Rhone valley or the Napa Valley, find out why Syrah's massive aromatics make it the perfect varietal for food and wine pairing with meats and barbeque.   More »

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Wine 101: Education1:31
How to Taste Wine

How to Taste Wine

See, Swirl, Smell, Sip! Leslie Sbrocco shares her secrets for tasting wine, and enhancing the experience. Find out how heightened senses contribute to the experience.   More »

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Wine 101: Education3:43
Vintage versus Non-Vintage Champagne

Vintage versus Non-Vintage Champagne

Is the price tag the only difference between a bottle of vintage champagne and a non-vintage bubbly? Not necessarily. Discover why that bottle of 2001 Brut may or may not really be worth a few dollars more.   More »

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Wine 101: Education3:13
Gevrey Chambertin, Robert Groffier 2005

Gevrey Chambertin, Robert Groffier 2005

Ben Giliberti tastes a 2005 red Burgundy from the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin. Some of the grandest wines of this commune are among the longest-lived red wines of Burgundy and require lots of aging to show their best. But this village level Gevrey-Chambertin has lots of bright cherry fruit and is deliciously ready to drink now.  More »

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Wine 101: Education2:26
Ideal Wine Gadgets

Ideal Wine Gadgets

There are so many wine gadgets on the market right now, but how do you know which ones you need in your arsenal? Leslie Sbrocco shares her tool kit of essential wine gear. Don't leave home without it!  More »

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Wine 101: Education3:49
Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

You shouldn't have to be a sommelier to get a great bottle of wine at a restaurant. Brian Duncan shares his top tips for ordering winning wine when you're eating out.   More »

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Wine 101: Education3:18
Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting 101

Brian Duncan gives you step-by-step instructions on how to taste wine. Slow down, take it all in, turn your mouth into a tasting machine and unlock a "strip-tease in the glass" with WineTasteTV  More »

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Wine 101: Education3:27
Paul Hobbs, Harvest

Paul Hobbs, Harvest

Harvest time in the Paul Hobbs vineyards, possibly the most exciting time of the year. When is the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit perfect for picking? Paul Hobbs visits the Lindsey Estate and Ulises Valdez vineyards and makes the call.  More »

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Wine 101: Education3:20
Wine and Cheese Pairing

Wine and Cheese Pairing

Ben Narasin loves a good cheese. But he really loves a good wine with his cheese. Find out how wines and cheeses complement each other, and what you should look for in a good pairing.   More »

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Wine 101: Education2:24
Loire Valley Wines: Dessert Wines

Loire Valley Wines: Dessert Wines

Ever wonder how a dessert wine is made? Brian Duncan educates us on the process a grape undergoes to create those sweet and fruity flavors we crave and what they pair well with.  More »

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Wine 101: Education1:41
Paul Hobbs, Philosophy

Paul Hobbs, Philosophy

What makes a truly stunning Chardonnay or Pinot Noir? Hear first-hand how Paul Hobbs consistently produces some of California's top wines.  More »

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Wine 101: Education3:08
Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Ben Narasin takes you on a tasting adventure pairing cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay with chocolate. Pairing food and wine is always tricky, but does chocolate really go with chardonnay?   More »

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Wine 101: Education1:36
How to Open Champagne

How to Open Champagne

Opening champagne can be a risky affair. Ben Giliberti shows you how it's really done. Caution and finesse are the keys to success, so don't risk losing any delicious bubbly -or an eye.  More »

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Wine 101: Education1:43