Can you read a wine label?

We’ve all been there … you’re standing in a wine shop looking for a Merlot and all you can see are rows upon rows of place names.

Reading wine labels can be difficult, especially on European wines where prestige comes from placing your village on the bottle. That’s why you’ll find far more about where the wine comes from than what it’s actually made of on a label.

But once you know a few tips and tricks it becomes much easier to understand. Just take a look at our guide to understanding wine labels.

Before you know it you’ll be reaching for the Saint-Émilion like a true wine buff.

Take our quiz below to see if you’re already there, or if you need to do some more wine homework!

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About Laithwaite's Wine

Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.

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