Browse: Winemaking

Ever wondered why some wines have a creamy or buttery taste? The process of Malolactic Fermentation is a winemaking process that gives both red and white wines a richer and creamier texture. Oddly enough, Malolactic Fermentation isn’t technically a fermentation at all.

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Extended maceration is a red wine technique that you’re likely to hear about more in coming years. This wine making process is known to add incredible depth to red wines and it’s increasing in popularity around the world.

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Learn how different winemaking methods make different styles of wines, all with one grape: Pinot Noir!

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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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