Observing color in wine will improve your mental repertoire for activities such as blind tasting, assessing wine quality and vintage. Use this chart to become familiar with the hue spectrum in wine and common terminology to describe wine color.
You may have heard the phrase “great wine is made in the vineyard” and it’s true! Great wines are made with great grapes. Let’s take a look at the lifecycle of a grapevine and learn how each step affects that year’s vintage.
Let’s take a look at what additives are commonly used in winemaking. Some of them are useful for making great wine, and others could be more questionable. Either way, it’s useful to know what goes into what you drink. Winemaking is a fascinating balance of science and chemistry.