Winemaking or vinification, is the production of wine, starting with selection of the grapes or other produce and ending with bottling the finished wine. Although most wine is made from grapes, it may also be made from other fruits or plants. Mead is a wine that is made with honey being the primary ingredient after water.Winemaking can be divided into two general categories: still wine production (without carbonation) and sparkling wine production (with carbonation — natural or injected).The science of wine and winemaking is known as oenology. A person who makes wine is traditionally called a winemaker or vintner.
Posts about Winemaking
  • Dominus + Napanook Wine Tasting 2011 to 1991 Vertical

    … was a difficult vintage. It was cooler all summer, until August 24th, when the temperature jumped to 107F! It burned a lot of grapes. This wine is made of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% of Petit Verdot, a rare combination here. On the nose, you get the typical aromas of the varietal, like currants and cedar wood, but also some menthol and eucalyptus…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

    … owner and winemaker at Kerrville Hills Winery and his wife Carol are good people. When my photographer and I stopped by early on a Sunday morning to take photos for my new book on the Texas Hill Country Wineries, Wayne and Carol were friendly and gracious hosts and generous with their time. Wayne is a bit of a handy man/engineer who tries to re…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 9 readers -
  • Writer Laura Sanchez appointed marketing manager of Thornhill Companies

    … The Thornhill Companies, a Santa Barbara-based company owned by the Miller family, has appointed Laura Sanchez as marketing manager, the company announced today. Among the Thornhill Companies’ holdings are Bien Nacido Vineyards, Solomon Hills Vineyards, French Camp Vineyards, the Bien Nacido Estate Program, Central Coast Wine Services, J. Wilkes…

    Central Coast Wine Press- 5 readers -
  • Dom Perignon Champagne 1998 Vintage Tasting Sparkles

    … When I think about Dom Pérignon Champagne, I think of luxury and pleasure. Now, more-so than ever, that opinion has amplified beyond pleasure into absolute bliss. After attending a private tasting of the soon-to-be-released to Ontario, Dom Pérignon P2-1998 with Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffroy, I have an entirely new excitement for the potential…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 2 readers -
  • Winemaker 2 Winemaker: Conversation with Joel Peterson

    … and place. As a corollary think Nureyev and Ballet. No wimpy Ballet Dancer. Or think Einstein, no wimpy physicist. Of course you could also think powerful as in Thor, No wimpy Norse God. NC: When you were starting down the path of winemaking was there a single person who you felt was an important inspiration for your style or did you pull from…

    Nova Cadamatre- 3 readers -
  • Life is a Cabernet

    …. Nothing would suit this better than a suckling pig and a mess of lobsters. Seamless in texture all the way through, finishing with dessert cream and buttery pastry. Tasted October 2014 Plumpjack Chardonnay Reserve 2013, Napa Valley, California (325019, Agent, $67.00) VINTAGES Classics December 2014 Part Carneros and part St. Helena with the former…

  • Wandering Through Germany: Part 3 – Mosel

    … to behold. Our first stop was to Weingut Willi Schafer, an unassuming building tucked away in a relatively residential looking villiage, where we were hosted by Andrea Schafer. We tasted several bottled wines first then toured the cellars afterwards to taste the most recent vintage. 2004 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese – Stone and Chalk All flinty…

    Nova Cadamatrein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Big release, bigger wines

    Chicken and beef destined for tortillas As we creep deeper and deeper into late autumn days, with afternoons bereft of light and evenings full of chill, we begin to search for more than a pipkin of warmth. Wine can fill the void and it is no simple folderol that we seek. The bicameral brain on one lobe wants deep, earthy reds, dynamic and changeless, the other asks for bombs with damp fuses.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 4 readers -
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