Winemaking

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
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Winemaker 2 Winemaker: Conversation with Joel Peterson

    …: Can you describe your philosophy on winemaking in haiku? JP: Nature knows the way do no harm honor spirit Channel into wine NC: Are you working on any exciting projects now that you would like to share? JP: Old vineyards have always been an obsession. I am currently working with the Historic Vineyard Society to designate famous historic…

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  • Life is a Cabernet

    … trumping the latter as this is much cooler and linear, with apples in stereo acidity, cogitated in a self-professed “alternative California style.” Definition: zero malolactic fermentation. This is the second such recent animal (along with Gundlach-Bundschu) though the first Napa to do Ontario in such dissident manner. Feathers a tickle up…

  • Wandering Through Germany: Part 3 – Mosel

    … on lots of different winemaking techniques in the winery such as extended lees contact as well as different types of fermentation vessels. He offered as an example where after the 3rd century the Romans switched to oak barrels for fermentation because they showed better quality than the amphoras. “We need to learn the old ways so we can make them better…

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

    … after a misty rain, glacial till, tangy in very good ways, intense but on the right edge of bearishness. Good quality. Tasted October 2014 @oenophilia1 Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2012, Igt Toscana, Italy (147876, $31.95, WineAlign) La Difese, “the defences,” is the third wine of Tenuta San Guido and has been produced since 2003. The blend…

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