Wine Making


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The Five Forests Where Oak is Harvested for Wine in France


French oak used for barrel making is often grown in one of five forests, Nevers, Tronçais, Allier, Limousin and Vosges. Oak used for barrel...

How is Rose Made? How is Rose Made? How is Rose Made? How is Rose Made?

How is Rose Made?


Rosé wine is made using three methods that include either blending red and white wine or reducing red grape skin contact with must. direct...

Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine

Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine


Qvevri wines are made using either red or white native Georgian grape varieties. Grapes are crushed and placed into buried qvevri, complete...

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...

How Fortified Wine is Made How Fortified Wine is Made How Fortified Wine is Made How Fortified Wine is Made

How Fortified Wine is Made


A fortified wine is a wine that has a higher content of alcohol, or alcohol by volume content (ABV), achieved through the addition of a...

How Terroir Affects Wine How Terroir Affects Wine How Terroir Affects Wine How Terroir Affects Wine

How Terroir Affects Wine


While terroir itself has no defined flavor, its influence can be tasted through different characteristics of a wine such as alcohol,...

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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...

How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults

How to Recognize Wine Flaws and Faults


When we use the term oxidized, what we mean to say is that it has been exposed to an exceptional amount of oxygen. An oxidized wine can be...

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...

Basic Tools For Making Wine at Home Basic Tools For Making Wine at Home Basic Tools For Making Wine at Home Basic Tools For Making Wine at Home

Basic Tools For Making Wine at Home


Setting up an area with enough space and having a rough outline in the steps you will need to take throughout fermentation and later...

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British Wine Business Is Booming


Wine trade in the United Kingdom has progressed over the years. Wine producers are becoming more experienced in the business of making wine...

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Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire


Historical and religious writings reveal that wine existed as far back as Egyptian times, but instead it is the Ancient Romans that we have...

Bienconvino - The Wine Specifically Designed for Food Pairings Bienconvino - The Wine Specifically Designed for Food Pairings Bienconvino - The Wine Specifically Designed for Food Pairings Bienconvino - The Wine Specifically Designed for Food Pairings

Bienconvino - The Wine Specifically Designed for Food Pairings


Bienconvino, which translates into "good with wine", is the brainchild of Argentinian sommeliers Valeria Mortara and Mariana Achavál. This...

Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes

Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes


The grape Syrah also known as Shiraz originates from the Rhone region in France. Most red wines from the Northern Rhone are made from...

Why the 2016 Argentine Harvest was One of the Worst in History Why the 2016 Argentine Harvest was One of the Worst in History Why the 2016 Argentine Harvest was One of the Worst in History Why the 2016 Argentine Harvest was One of the Worst in History

Why the 2016 Argentine Harvest was One of the Worst in History


The 2016 Argentinian varietal harvest has only recently been completed - more than one month late in certain parts of the country. The...

Red, White & Rose - What Gives a Wine its Color? Red, White & Rose - What Gives a Wine its Color? Red, White & Rose - What Gives a Wine its Color? Red, White & Rose - What Gives a Wine its Color?

Red, White & Rose - What Gives a Wine its Color?


When it comes to making wine of the corresponding color, it’s not quite as simple as red grapes produce red wine, white grapes produce...

Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart

Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart


Red wine’s most outstanding health claim, over the years, is the heart-healthy benefits of high levels of polyphenols. Also referred to as...

Climate Change and the Future of California's Wine Industry Climate Change and the Future of California's Wine Industry Climate Change and the Future of California's Wine Industry Climate Change and the Future of California's Wine Industry

Climate Change and the Future of California's Wine Industry


It has been estimated that by 2100, there will be an 81% decline in "suitable vineyards for premium wine production". While that timeline...

From Vines to Vino: The Process of Making Wine From Vines to Vino: The Process of Making Wine From Vines to Vino: The Process of Making Wine From Vines to Vino: The Process of Making Wine

From Vines to Vino: The Process of Making Wine


At a mid-sized vineyard in Tuscany, south of Florence, a group of vendemmiatori (pickers) gather for the day's production armed with...