Want to Learn About Wine? Start With These 14 Wine Infographics

by Drew Skau 7 months ago Filed Under: Design

Wine is an ancient drink with uncountable varieties. With such a lengthy history, the culture surrounding it has also had a long time to evolve. This has produced an immense mountain of information about it, and makes stepping into the wine world a daunting task.

These 14 infographics won’t make a sommelier out of you, but they can can help get you started in the right direction.

  1. A Beginner’s Guide to Wine is a great place to start. The infographic shows some general stats about wine, and some basic info for describing and identifying wines.
    A Beginner

     

  2. A Question of Taste shows the proper way to taste wine, and a little bit about the anatomy of grapes.
    A question of taste

    by adolfux.
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  3. To see all the Different Types of Wine, and how they are related, this taxonomy of wine is great.
    Different types of wine

    by madelinep.
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  4. To sample some of the top wines from 2012, check out Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2012.
    Wine Spectator

    by gholder.
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  5. If that list is too daunting, try starting with French Wine.
    French Wine

    by FFunction.
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  6. Once you’ve sampled some wines for yourself, it’s time to learn How to Choose a Bottle of Wine.
    How to Choose a Bottle of Wine

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  7. It’s also important to know how to Pair Wine and Food.
    Wine Pairing Chart

    by madelinep.
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  8. Pairing Food and Wine Flavors for Mealtime Magic takes pairing a little bit further, describing flavors that match well.
    Pairing Food and Wine Flavors for Mealtime Magic

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  9. And the Food & Wine Pairing Guide is probably the most extensive out there, comparing both the wine and the paired food.
    Food and Wine Pairing Guide

    by HMarie.
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  10. So, Where in the World Does Wine Come From?
    The World In Wine

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  11. And How Does the Wine Bottling Process Work?
    How the Wine Bottling Process Works

    by uproot.
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  12. Now that you know where most wine is from, and how it gets bottled, maybe it’s time to learn How to Make Wine.
    How to Make Wine in 22 easy steps

    by pslifestyle.
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  13. But beware, making wine is an intensive process. It takes a lot of Water and Energy to Make Wine.
    Turning Water and Energy Into Wine

    by borisbenko.
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  14. So, let’s have a Toast to Wine!
    A Toast To Wine

    Published by SpareFoot.
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    Drew Skau is Visualization Architect at Visual.ly and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. You can follow him on twitter @SeeingStructure