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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.

 

NOTE: Reading these articles in the order listed will provide a logical background for understanding wine (for more depth, follow the RELATED LINKS or consult the RESOURCES). For practical instructions to enhance the pleasure and enjoyment of wine, follow up with the articles in the Consumerism section.

Dionysus vs. Diogenes ...keeping emotions separate from facts...

Why Wine? ...pleasurable, sensual, social, intellectual, and stimulating...

Wine and Health ...benefits are not without cautions...

Sensory User's Manual ...use chemistry, physiology, physics, and psychology to develop a wine palate...

History ...wine's social impact through time...

Viniculture ...quality factors for growing wine grapes...

Winemaking ...nurturing the natural process...

Sparkling Wines ...save the bubbles...

Dessert Wines ...sweet and strong...

Varietal Profiles ...grape variety and wine varietal descriptions...


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