Wine Education

Friday, November 26th, 2021

Wine 102: Etiquette for Wine Tasting
You’ve learned about the essentials of reading a wine label, the details of what goes into a wine tasting, and how to take notes, so now it’s time to learn the etiquette of wine tasting!  You might be asking why we’re making such a big deal about wine tasting. Well, for one, a wine tasting, - Read More

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Wine 201: Wine Tasting Notes Explained
A huge asset in the quest for successful wine tasting is the notes that are written either by the winery or on various websites that catalog and report on wine. It’s also great to know so as you taste your own wines, you can write notes for yourself!  Although we all have different tastes, understanding - Read More

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Wine 201: The Basics of Wine Tasting
Let’s talk wine tasting. As we’ve mentioned, wine tasting is a huge part of wine education. You could know everything there is to know about winemaking and production but if you don’t taste it, that knowledge falls short. The true key to successful wine tasting is tuning into your senses: sight, smell, and taste, in - Read More

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Wine 201: Why Wine Tasting is Important
Learning about wine can be a complex process – there’s a lot to know and understand. It’s important to know where wine comes from, how it’s made, and what to look for when buying. However, one could argue that nothing is more essential to understanding wine than knowing what it tastes like. Wine tasting is - Read More

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Wine 101: How to Read a Wine Label
So, if you’ve been following along, you’ve learned the basics of how grapes are fermented, the ways to distinguish varieties from varietals, and how wine is regulated in the Old World and New World Regions. It’s almost time to send you off into the world to buy your own wine, but the last step before - Read More

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Wine 101: How Wine is Regulated and Labeled
As we mentioned in last week’s article, wines are labeled and named differently in the Old World and the New World areas of wine production. Let’s start with what these two names even mean. They really refer to the location in which the wine-producing region is. The Old World encompasses the more traditional, long-standing wine - Read More

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Wine 101: Variety vs. Varietal and the Grapes That They Are Made Of
Let’s talk about grapes, baby!  You’ll hear a couple of words used when discussing wine and their grapes that sound the same but are different: variety and varietal. The grape variety is the actual type of grape, as in the scientific species – like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The word varietal is used to describe - Read More

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Wine 101: What is Wine?
Here at Crush Wine Experiences, we want to bring you all of the education and information about the wine world so you can create your own amazing wine experience!  You’ll notice our blogs going back to basics for the next few weeks for that exact reason. These articles will help you build your base of - Read More

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Beer Aged in Wine Barrels
All of our favorite beverages are created from the same scientific process: fermentation. Whether it’s fermenting grapes for wine or malt and hops for beer, we find it fascinating! The coolest part is when there is a crossover between the two, adding nuance and intrigue to the final product. These days, many mass-produced beers are - Read More