Wine Making



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,...

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...

Wine Flaws and Faults - How to Recognize Them and Can They Be Fixed Wine Flaws and Faults - How to Recognize Them and Can They Be Fixed Wine Flaws and Faults - How to Recognize Them and Can They Be Fixed Wine Flaws and Faults - How to Recognize Them and Can They Be Fixed


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 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


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

British Wine Business Is Booming British Wine Business Is Booming British Wine Business Is Booming 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...

Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire Wine & the Ancient Roman Empire 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, 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


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


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?


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


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


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


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

What to Expect On a Vineyard Tour What to Expect On a Vineyard Tour What to Expect On a Vineyard Tour What to Expect On a Vineyard Tour


Even though wine grapes are an agricultural product, on a vineyard tour, you won’t feel as though you need to wear overalls and boots like...

Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made Winemaking 101: How Basic Wine is Made 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...

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


Oak is also coveted for its ability to retain liquids inside due to its tight grain yet possesses the ability to allow contents to breathe....

What Balance Means in Wine What Balance Means in Wine What Balance Means in Wine What Balance Means in Wine


You might remember that the aspects of wine affected by the oak elaboration were color, aromatics and body/texture. These elements are...

Oak Barrel Substitutes in Winemaking Oak Barrel Substitutes in Winemaking Oak Barrel Substitutes in Winemaking Oak Barrel Substitutes in Winemaking


Oak barrel substitutes can include: Oak chips and chinks, oak staves, liquid oak and oak shavings and powder. Learn about what they are,...