A Few Wine Facts to Consider
Here are some wine facts and information for you.
No time like the present, the saying goes, and this is particularly true of Wine. Interest and knowledge has grown all over the world. The number of excellent winemakers continues to grow day by day.
By the same token, the number of consumers keeps growing, and they are getting younger and more knowledgeable in their buying decision.
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Along with the most important ingredient, the noble grape, production methods become more sophisticated, and growing condition continue to improve.
And even as there are advances in technology and knowledge, the industry, and the winemaking process in particular, is as tradition-bound as ever, and as reliant on the winemaker’s skill and palate.
The process is as follows:
1. Pick some grapes
2. Squeeze until you get some juice
3. Place it in a container
4. Wait a while
Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? And if it were so, we would all be winemakers.
Lets just say that it is a wee bit more involved than that.
Start out with a great grape. Perhaps a Pinot Noir or a Chardonnay.
Actually it starts even before that. The first question is, where are you going to plant that wonderful grape? Is your land located on a south-facing side of the hill? Is the timing of the rain, sun, and wind ideal?
O.K., back to the grape, it is perfectly ripe, and you are pressing it to release the juice. Now, where are you going to place the juice so that you can do all that waiting? In an oak barrel? In a stainless steel tank? And how long are you going to wait? 2 weeks? 2 years? More?
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These are just a few of the basic elements that need to be considered, and decisions that must be taken by the winemaker, in order to turn that simple grape juice into magic.
These wine facts are a small window into this fascinating process, and it is why we become enthralled by the taste and aroma of this lovely liquid.
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