Browse: Winemaking

If you want to know about what makes great quality wine then these two additives will reveal some of the lessor-talked about truths in winemaking.

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So much of our understanding of flavor in wine comes from a focus on grapes, but there is another major ingredient involved in winemaking that greatly affects the flavor. Yeast.

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You might have seen the words “sur lie” on a bottle of Loire white wine. Sur lie translates to “on the lees,” but what exactly are wine lees and what do they do?

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By understanding the processes involved with making a great wine, you’ll be able to identify a great wine based on your own tastes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a collector or novice…

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Scientists believe that bacteria can tell us a lot more about wine than we ever thought including where it’s from and even what year …

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What can we learn by looking at wine tech sheets? This article takes a more in-depth look at Total Acidity, pH, ABV, and RS (residual sugar) in wine.

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Sugar in Wine Chart

Posted to Learn About Wine on May 22nd.

Many red and white wines taste dry but contain small to moderate amounts of sugar. The question is, how much? And, is there some way to identify wines with or without residual sugar?

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Brix is a measure of the level of grape must in wine that ultimately determines how much alcohol a wine will have. Learn the secrets to what Brix tells you on a wine stat sheet.

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Every year there is a war against the weather gods and winemakers are armed to the teeth. A winery will do anything it can to protect their grapes against being destroyed by wind, rain, hail, birds, and even pillaging baboons.

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Perhaps you’ve heard of the ‘Dijon Clone’ for Pinot Noir or maybe Clone number 337 for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine clones are well-known amongst wine growers but they may point to a strange and somewhat alarming future for the world of wine.

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