Wine Label

How to Read a Wine Label

How to Read a Wine Label

When you walk into a liquor store and start strolling down the wine aisle, what do you look for?  Do you shop for your old reliable favorites, or do you try new brands and types of wines that you’ve never had before?  The beautiful, colorful labels which grace so many wine bottles are designed to catch our attention and make wine brands stand out on the shelves among many other similar looking bot... »

What’s the point of labels?

What’s the point of labels?

Different producers and cultures seem to have different ideas about what a bottle label is for. I suppose all producers seize the opportunity to emblazon their brand on the front of the bottle. But even in that regard, there are different ideas about what the brand is. In the New World, the brand is often a fanciful name for a product range, while in the old it is tied strongly to geography. But i... »