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Get to know wine at WineTurtle.com!

Discover great wine, grapes, homemade recipes and winemaking guides, and also how to pair wine with food like a pro.

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What will you learn?

Here at Wine Turtle we aim to take the snobbery out of wine. These are some of the things that we cover in easily approachable ways.

The Core Fundamentals

Get an understanding of the basics of wine in no time. Get familiar with key differences between various types of wine and learn how to taste and appreciate them properly.


Get started here.

Make Homemade Wine

We've got some amazing recipes for the most delicious homemade wines in existence! We cover lilac wine to pumpkin wine and everything in between.


Browse our recipes here.


Learn how to make red wine at home here.

Food & Wine Matching

Learn the golden principles that help you select great wines to pair with various types of food, and some "hacks" on how to best remember these.


Here's a great place to start.

Choose the Best Accessories

We only recommend the best wine accessories so you can get the most out of your hobby. We get our hands on the latest wine coolers, aerators, openers and a whole lot more!


Look at our guides here.

Grape Varieties

Be able to recognize key differences between almost 90% of all wines, by understanding the grape varieties that make up the vast majority.


Get to know grapes here.


Wine Regions Explained

Learn about the famous wine regions and the history that explains their wonderful stories.

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Who are we?

If you’re wondering where the name Wine Turtle came from, you’re not the first!

Yes, it's unusual but it perfectly describes what we stand for and the approach we take when it comes to wine.

We are a group of people that share a deep passion for wine and everything related to it. We don't take ourselves too seriously and enjoy it at a turtle’s pace because that’s how it should be savoured. 

Anyway, in a nutshell that’s why we are Wine Turtle.

We'd be delighted if you’d be join us on our journey as we discover more and more about wine and share our learnings with you along the way.

Most importantly, our mission is to make wine fun and approachable to all!

Get know us better on our 'About Us' page.

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We've got ever growing communities on Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube that consist of people just like you! We'd love to see you over there.


In-Depth Wine Guides

We drink a lot of wine and we love writing about it! Don't miss our ultimate guides on your favorite wine varieties. Learn about the grapes, notable regions, tasting notes, characteristics, recommendations, and a whole lot more!


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Fancy a robust red wine? Syrah fits the bill. This bold, fruit-forward ....

Complete Guide to Syrah Wine | Wine 101

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Love citrusy, crisp white wines? Enter Sauvignon Blanc!Sauvignon Blanc is a unique ....

Complete Guide to Sauvignon Blanc Wine | Wine 101

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There are over 2,100 castles and 1,500 different beers in Germany, yet ....

Complete Guide to Riesling Wine | Wine 101

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Pinot Grigio is as interesting as it is delicious. Not only is ....

Complete Guide to Pinot Grigio Wine | Wine 101

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Moscato is one of the most exciting left-field white wines. Not only ....

Complete Guide to Moscato Wine | Wine 101

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Merlot is America’s second favorite red wine after Cabernet Sauvignon, capturing hearts ....

Complete Guide to Merlot Wine | Wine 101

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Argentinian Malbec's unstoppable rise in the last decade has made it one ....

Complete Guide to Malbec Wine | Wine 101

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Complete Guide to Grenache Wine | Wine 101

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Chardonnay's roots lie in 12th-century Burgundy, France, but the grape's ability to ....

Complete Guide to Chardonnay Wine | Wine 101


Supermarket Wine Recommendations

Don't sleep on the wines at your local supermarket or general store. There are great bottles to be found at great prices too. We've scoured the supermarkets nationwide to bring you these buying guides. It's time to update that shopping list!


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Are you looking for great wine at low prices? Look no further ....

6 Best Costco Wines [Top Recommendations for 2022]

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From one wine enthusiast to another, your local Walmart will never let ....

25 Best Wines at Walmart in 2022 [Shopping List Upgrade!]

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Safeway has a top reputation for American-produced wines, offering many choices across ....

21 Best Wines at Safeway to Try in 2022

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If you want terrific deals on great wine, Target never disappoints. You ....

19 Best Wines at Target in 2022 [Great Value Picks]

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Trader Joe's is great for cheap, private label wines, but there are ....

17 Best Trader Joe’s Wines in 2022 [Essential Buys On Your Next Visit!]

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Aldi wines offer unbeatable value for money, with many varieties from world-renowned ....

16 Best Aldi Wines in 2022 [Must Be On Your Next Shopping List!]


Wine Accessory Guides

Get the most out of your hobby with the right equipment. We have tales to tell about the accessories that are worth buying and importantly, the ones that are best avoided!

10 Best Wine Magazines For Wine Enthusiasts in 2022
5 Best Wine Coolers & Fridges 2022 [Essential Picks & Guide]
The Best Wine Preserver To Enjoy Your Opened Wine
3 Best Wine Openers in 2022 [Essential Picks]
3 Best Wine Aerators [Essential Picks for 2022]
5 Best Wine Decanters [Elegance for Every Budget]



Home Winemaking Guides

What's better than enjoying some delicious wine that you made yourself? Learn how to get started with homemade winemaking with our simple guides.

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How to Use a Hydrometer in Winemaking [Simple Guide]If you're about to ....

How to Use a Hydrometer in Winemaking [Simple Guide]

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Learn how to make sweet wine in the latest in our winemaking ....

How to Sweeten Wine [Simple Instructions & Explanations]

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How to Make Wine at Home [Beginner’s Guide]

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Muscadine wine is one of the few wines available made with 100% ....

A Must-Try Muscadine Wine Recipe [Full Instructions]

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One of the greatest challenges in winemaking is stopping the fermentation.Fermentation is ....

4 Ways to Stop Wine Fermentation [Ultimate Guide]

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10 Best Wine Making Kits [Recommended Equipment + Recipe Kits]



Learn About Wine

Learn all about wine as we uncover the facts and science that explains our favorite tipple. There's a lot here so take your time!

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Worried about the effects sulfites might have on your health? We take ....

Wine Without Sulfites: What Options Are There?

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Understanding the 4 Sensory Characteristics of Wine Tasting wine? The more correct ....

Understanding the 4 Sensory Characteristics of Wine

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The way you take tasting notes for wine is ultimately a personal ....

How to Take Better Wine Tasting Notes [Plus Free Template]

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The world of wine quickly becomes confusing to the newcomer due to ....

Fortified Vs Unfortified Wine: What is the Difference? [Simple Explanation]

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Learn about the different wine grape varieties that make the wines we ....

20 Most Popular Types of Wine Grapes [Detailed Guide]

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Wine flights are a great way to hone your wine tasting skills ....

13 Amazing Wine Flight Ideas [Comparative Wine Tasting]




Wine and Food Pairings

Wine is sometimes best enjoyed with food. But, to get the most out of the experience it's crucial that you choose the perfect wine. 

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9 Best Dry White Wines For Cooking Take your dishes to the ....

9 Best Dry White Wines for Cooking [Chef’s Recommendations]

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Lasagna and wine is a perfect mid-week meal, but sweet wines easily ....

8 Perfect Wine Pairings for Lasagna Heaven

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Take your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to the next level by choosing ....

6 Best Wines With Turkey Dishes [Not to Miss Pairings!]

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6 Best Wines with Salmon: Top Recommendations [Pairings & Tips]Love salmon? Love ....

6 Best Wines with Salmon: Top Recommendations [Pairings & Tips]

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If you're in need of a wine pairing suggestion for prime rib ....

6 Best Prime Rib and Wine Pairings [Unmissable Wines!]

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10 Best Shrimp Scampi and Wine Pairings [Essential Bottles]A rich shrimp scampi ....

10 Best Shrimp Scampi and Wine Pairings [Essential Bottles]