The enjoyment of wine is very personal. You don't have to be an expert--you just need to trust your own taste. Each time you try a new wine, your awareness of the character and subtle differences will be expanded. Tasting wine is like a sport: the more you practice, the better you become. To enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of wine, learn the basics first.
The Perfect Classroom
In this section, you will have the chance to dig a little deeper into why Washington is one of the world's great wine regions. What constitutes our Perfect Climate for Wine - and does that only apply to grape growing conditions? We think not. There a lot of wonderful aspects to our industry which contribute to the wine excellence you taste in the bottle.
Confused by all the different terms used when talking about wine? Read our wine glossary and be up to speed the next time someone uses "terroir" in a conversation - that's the combination of soil, climate and geography that makes all wines distinct.
We try to do a good job of making WashingtonWine.org a great resource in itself, but there are some other helpful sites out there.