A sample imageWhether you enjoy a crisp glass of white on a summer’s day or a warming glass of red with a hearty meal in the wintry months, there’s no denying that a good quality glass of wine can make you feel better. Long appreciated as a drink that enhances your dining experiences, relaxes and comforts you and treats your senses, wine is a staple in many people’s lives.

With hundreds of different vineyards dotted all over the world, it can be incredibly difficult to know which wines to select, especially if your knowledge of different wines is limited or you tend to go for the same bottles every time you’re looking for a perfect accompaniment at a dinner party. The good news is that even the least experienced wine enthusiast can learn more about wine in a relatively short period of time. Thanks to the internet, interactive tasting experiences or events and expertly written articles in magazines, everyone can learn about the best wines out there.

Doing some research, both theoretical and practical if you are lucky enough to live near a vineyard or have an opportunity to do some wine-tasting, can enrich your experiences of drinking wine and enable you to choose the perfect bottle, whether you’re unwinding after a long day at work, enjoying a play at the theatre or hosting friends at home. Of course, wine tasting is subjective and one person’s preferred tipple may not be another’s, but from tasting different wines, you’ll soon form a picture of which types of wine you prefer and you can use this template as a base to explore different variations and broaden your wine-tinted horizons.