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THE BASICS:

LEARN about wine
If you're new to wine appreciation, here's where you can start learning to taste wine as the experts do.

READ about wine
Wine books, wine magazines, online articles about wine, and our Amazon.com Wine Bookshelf.

TALK about wine
Your gateway to the best interactive wine talk on the World Wide Web.

ASK about wine
Got a question? Check our Wine Questionary, or ask us a specific wine question by E-Mail!

Privacy and Security
Our Privacy and Security Policy: How we respect your privacy ... and why.


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MORE ARTICLES AND FEATURES:

Wine Questionary
Quick, straightforward answers to dozens of the most frequently asked wine questions.

Wine Lexicon
Combining our old Wine Pronouncing Glossary and Wine Tasting Dictionary: How to talk about wine with confidence in the restaurant and wine shop, complete with MP3 sounds for common grape and wine names.

Wine Label Decoder
Simple explanations of label language, keyed to wine-label photos.

Food & Wine
Trying to decide what wine to match with your choice of dinner or cuisine? Check out our interactive Food and Wine Matching Engine!
Also, my World of Creative Cookery pages, now redesigned and updated, including more than 200 original recipes, many with wine recommendations.

Gauer Ranch Wine Country 'Wallpaper'
Put our wine-country photos on your computer's screen.

Wine writers online
A growing archive of good wine writing by authors like Andy Abramson, Randy "Bucko" Buckner, Randal Caparoso, Sue Courtney, Joe Dressner, April Eichmeier, Ric Einstein, Richard Fadeley, Martin Fuller, Scott Gunerman, John Juergens, Nigel Lelew, Natalie MacLean, Dave McIntyre, Dennis Schaefer, Sheral Schowe, Linwood Slayton, John Trombley and Gavin Trott. Also: Chuck Stoudt's Wine 'Toons, exclusively on The Wine Lovers' Page, and periodic Reports from our Readers.

The Cellar Builder
Hints from the experts on starting and housing a wine collection, with articles on building your own cellar, converting a refrigerator into a cellar unit or buying, installing and using a commercial unit.

Click here to purchase How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar 3rd Ed. from Amazon.com ($25.95).

Also online: Bob Ross's free Cellar Spreadsheet, an easy, fast way to track your wine collection.

RED WINE What the label won't tell you:
Regulations in the most wine-producing countries do not require nutritional labeling on wine. So we have put together some estimates based on typical wines, presented in the familiar U.S. nutrition analysis format. We think they'll give you a general idea of what to expect from a glass of your favorite red, white and dessert wines, and hope you'll find them interesting and useful.

Wine and Politics
There's a widespread legislative effort to ban wine sales across state lines in the U.S., including sales by mail and on the Internet. To learn more about this issue, click here! In other recent developments, here's the story about a Federal Court shooting down an anti-competitive Texas wine law, and here's the full text of that ruling.

Among other reports on the odd interface between wine and politics, we invite you to read John Juergens's article, Wine a carcinogen? Politics subverts U.S. government report, and Patrick Campbell's testimony, Ask your family doctor: Permissible language for wine label?

Wine Books
Oz Clarke You'll find the best wine books and magazines on sale in our Amazon.com Wine Book Store, featuring such current items as Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2002 (pictured); Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine, 2002; Jancis Robinson's Wine Course; Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes, and Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine.


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THE DETAILS:

80,000 Wine Tasting Notes
With notes on more than 80,000 wines, The Wine Lovers' Page houses the largest consumer-written wine archives on the Web. Here's a shortcut to my reports on thousands of affordable, quality wines from around the world. And, you can use our speedy "Search Engine" to track down the tens of thousands of tasting reports in the Wine Lovers' Discussion Group archives.

Wine Tasting Toolbox
All the tools you need for wine tasting, including a variety of tasting forms that you can download and print out, all assembled in one convenient package.

30 Second Wine Advisor Wine Talk in Your E-mail box
With your permission, we'll send you free wine advice in our weekly 30 Second Wine Advisor. And, now, wine tips daily in the Wine Advisor Express!

Wine Talk on Your 'Wired' Palm VII
Palm VII If you're using the Palm VII™ "wireless" connected organizer, we invite you to downloanbspd install PocketWineList.com™, our new Palm Query Application (PQA) for the Palm VII. HotSynch it to your wireless Palm, and you can dial up selected features of The Wine Lovers' Page - including a unique wine-and-food matching engine - from wherever you may be.

Search Wine Lovers' Page
Our speedy search "engine" can be set to look for words or terms in Wine Lovers' Page articles, my wine-tasting notes, Wine Lovers' Discussion Group messages or tasting-notes archives, and more.

Wine Lovers' Discussion Group
Our online message board for the intelligent, civil discussion of wine-related topics.

Wine Sales and Trading Forum:
This forum offers a moderated, civil meeting place to buy, sell or trade your collectible wine. Free registration at this time.

Wine Lovers' Chat Room
Join us every Sunday at 4 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (2000 GMT), every Wednesday at 10 p.m. (0200 Thursday GMT) and, for Australasia, every Wednesday at 0900 GMT, for live online talk about wine.

Wine Lovers' Voting Booth
All in fun, a weekly "poll" on a wine-related topic.

Favorite wine links
New and completely updated, the intelligent wine lover's guide to the best wine-appreciation sites on the Web.

Bob Ross Wine Quotes 101
A growing list of quotable and memorable words about wine, with Bob Ross, a wine lover and wine-quotes enthusiast based in the Northeastern U.S., as our jovial host. Submit a good wine quote that we don't have in our collection, and we will pick an occasional entry at random to win a small wine-related prize.

The Super Gigantic WWW Winegrape Glossary
The most comprehensive guide to wine grapes on the Web.

Chuck's Wine Toon Chuck's Wine Toons
We're proud to feature Winedom's favorite cartoonist, Chuck Stoudt, with his unique "Wine Toons"! Click the mini-'toon at right for a close-up look at Chuck's latest chuckle ... and the library of his other online wine-related 'toons.
SHIRTS! BOOKS! Chuck's wine 'toons are now available in booklet form and on T-shirts and other memorabilia. Check out the T-shirt image, and for details, contact him directly at cstoudt@mindspring.com.

Year's Best QPR:
Wines of Value

Our list of the year's best wine values and a link for you to nominate your favorites.

Internet Wine Shops Directory
A growing list of first-rate wine shops around the world, submitted by consumers only.

Pim's Vintage Charts
Lovely graphical charts from a Dutch wine lover and artist. For text-based vintage charts, see also Anthony Hawkins's World Wine-Vintages Tables.

Weather Channel Wine Country Weather
In association with The Weather Channel, Wine Country Weather provides current weather information and forecasts for the world's major wine regions.

About this page
About this site, with details of our many awards, honors and major news media coverage; information for advertisers.

Visiting Louisville?
If you live in or plan to visit Louisville, Ky., my home town, you might also enjoy visiting my Louisville Restaurant Guide at www.LouisvilleHotBytes.com.

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