At Wine For Beginners, I believe that the only way to learn about wine is to drink. Some people are intimidated by just jumping in. Here I give you my years of knowledge from growing up in Sonoma County and traveling through the world's wine countries, to help you look like an expert and learn from my mistakes. I may not be an official expert, but I love wine and have been drinking it from the time I could walk.
When you are new to wine, it can be hard to find one you like. Here is a page of suggestions for the best wines for beginners.
This is a great young red wine. Barbera is good for pastas and for lighter red meats.
A wine dictionary for beginners that contains typical wine terms.
Poor boxed wines get a bad reputation for being cheap. Here I try to steer you in the direction of the best box wine because these are a great value.
I've had this page for a while but I added it to my NavBar. Why? Because I feel like it could help beginners out. Maybe save you a few dollars at the store. So, enjoy.
A close relative to Torrontes wine, I was glad to find Malvasia Bianca. It doesn't have a "home" like torrontes but it's grown well in many places.
Finally, back and this wine was definitely an inspiration. I love Torrontes Wine and after my hiatus, this was a great wine to start adding pages for again. Check it out on your next trip to the store.
This type of white wine from Argentina has become a favorite. I love Torrontes wine especially for its floral components.
Just drove through Sonoma and discovered that their tasting room has moved. Their horseback rides are still in the same location but be sure to make a reservation! Enjoy their new tasting room on the square in Sonoma!
Turns out these videos were too long. In an effort to keep all of you happy, Debra and I will be making some new videos for each of these in the near future. Don't worry they'll be less than 10 minutes this time!
Want to see Debra and I try some Chardonnay. Watch as we give our immediate reaction to this La Crema Chardonnay.
I know I've told you how to taste wine, but now watch as the Two Crazy RedHeadz teach you how to taste wine. It might be a little long, but we always have jokes to make it seem shorter.
Cava is a great substitute for champagne. So, we added a video about an inexpensive cava that was on Wine Spectator's Best Value list.
Since this is one of my FAVORITE types of wine, we did a Riedel glass version of this great grape. Good wine, and in the $20 range, hard to beat.
Finally!!! Took me a bit longer than planned but I've finally added the Anderson Valley Wines page and updated the Morro Bay page (be sure to check this one out there's a lot there). Paso Robles and Cambria are on the way still.