Processes and Stages


The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries

The 10 Best Wine Shows, Films & Documentaries


'Somm' documents the journey of four rising sommeliers as they prepare for the daunting Master Sommelier exam to become part of the Court...

Soil Types and the Wine Grapes That Grow Best in Them Soil Types and the Wine Grapes That Grow Best in Them Soil Types and the Wine Grapes That Grow Best in Them Soil Types and the Wine Grapes That Grow Best in Them

Soil Types and the Wine Grapes That Grow Best in Them


Soil is the most misunderstood component of viticulture and is one of the main factors, along with climate, that determines the quality of...

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Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made


Exactly how is wine made? Modern wine making is both an art and a science. Once the grapes are crushed and pressed, the free run juice or...

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Basic Tools For Making Homemade Wine


For processes like fining, filtering, aging and bottling, you'll need carboys, acids, corks, bottles, a hydrometer and more to make sure...

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A Review of Wine Presses


Wine presses have evolved over the centuries and the process has provided winemakers with the mechanics possible to create great wine....

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Pineau de Charentes: The Success Story of an Aperitif


The Charentes and Charente Maritime regions of south-west France are noted for two fine alcoholic beverages, Pineau de Charentes a...

How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making

How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making


The pores of American oak are much looser than its counterpart in France. This will introduce characteristics much quicker into wine....

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10 Wine Bottle Sizes You Didn't Know Existed


Wine bottles come in all kinds of different sizes, like the magnum, double magnum, jeroboam, Nebuchadnezzar and the standard 750 ml bottle...

From Pigeage to Carbonic: The Process of Maceration From Pigeage to Carbonic: The Process of Maceration From Pigeage to Carbonic: The Process of Maceration From Pigeage to Carbonic: The Process of Maceration

From Pigeage to Carbonic: The Process of Maceration


Maceration is the oenological term used to describe the process of extraction from grapes. It can be done before, during or after...

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What Is a Rose Wine?


What is Rosé Wine? A hybrid between white and red wine. Rosé is of French origin and can be dry or very sweet. The acidity of a rosé has...

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Pruning and Grape Vine Training: The Basics of Wine Grape Growing


Both pruning and training refer to the practice of removing selected plant parts, in order to manipulate a grapevine into acting in a...

What's the Difference Between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco? What's the Difference Between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco? What's the Difference Between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco? What's the Difference Between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco?

What's the Difference Between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco?


Most of us are familiar with the names of Champagne, Cava and Prosecco. But what makes them different? Champagne, Cava and Prosecco are the...