Begin your wine journey here. Explore foundational concepts, laid out in a clear and progressive order, setting the stage for your wine exploration. 

  • Have you ever gazed at a wine menu or walked down a wine aisle and felt overwhelmed by the seemingly endless options? If so, you're not alone! The world of wine can be daunting, but with a little guidance and a spirit of adventure, you'll soon be savoring new flavors and experiences as you embark on your journey as a wine enthusiast.

    This guide, and indeed, this entire website, is designed to help you get started and provide you with everything you need to explore the diverse and fascinating world of wine.

  • The world of wine is filled with myths and misconceptions, making it difficult for enthusiasts and newcomers alike to separate fact from fiction.

    In this article, we'll debunk some of the biggest wine myths, providing you with a clearer understanding of this fascinating beverage and helping to enhance your wine appreciation journey.

  • When it comes to wine, one of the most notable differences between bottles is the type of closure used to seal the contents. For centuries, cork closures have been the traditional choice for winemakers, with screw cap closures only emerging in recent decades.

    You may find yourself wondering about the differences between these two closure types and how they might impact the wine you choose. In this article, we'll discuss the characteristics of cork and screw cap closures and explore their respective advantages and disadvantages to help you make an informed decision the next time you reach for a bottle of wine.

Delve deeper. This section offers a detailed exploration, building upon and enhancing the knowledge you’ve gained from the Foundation. Dive into the nuances and intricacies of the wine world. 

  • A wine's appearance can reveal important information about its age, grape variety, and winemaking techniques, making it a crucial aspect of wine assessment. Understanding and grading the colors of wine takes practice, a keen eye, and an understanding of the factors that influence its appearance.

    This guide will delve into the more advanced aspects of evaluating wine appearance, including grading colors and identifying the visual cues that can enhance your appreciation of wine.

  • Evaluating a wine on you palate involves examining the multitude of flavors, textures, and sensations that occur as you taste the wine. This assessment can provide insights into the wine's grape variety, terroir, winemaking techniques, and overall quality.

    To master the art of assessing a wine's palate, it's essential to understand the various components of taste and develop the ability to identify and evaluate different flavors. This guide will explore advanced aspects of palate assessment and offer tips for refining your tasting skills.

  • Assessing a wine's nose, or its aromatic profile, is an integral part of wine tasting that can offer valuable insights into its grape variety, terroir, and winemaking techniques. Developing the ability to identify and evaluate different flavors requires practice, a keen sense of smell, and an understanding of the factors that contribute to a wine's aroma.

    This guide will explore the advanced aspects of assessing a wine's nose, including the various aroma categories and techniques to sharpen your olfactory skills.

Wine Sections

Tasting and Enjoying Wine | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Tasting & Enjoying Wine

Understanding Wine Making | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Understanding Wine Making

Understanding Wine Regions | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Understanding Wine Regions

Understanding Grape Varieties | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Understanding Grape Varieties

Understanding Wine Labels | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Understanding Wine Labels

The Wines of the World | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

The Wines of the World

Wine Trends & Technology | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Wine Trends & Technology

Wine and Food Pairing | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

My Wine Adventures

Wine & Food Diary | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Wine and Food Pairing

Wine Reviews | Bernard Marr | Wine Cellar

Wine Reviews

Some of my most memorable wines