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
  • Maceration Makes Me Blush.

    … Maceration Makes Me Blush. Chapter Twelve. Part Two. Raise your hand if you think red grapes are filled with red grape juice. Raise your other hand if you think rosé or blush wines are made from pink grape juice. If you have both your hands raised, do the hokey-pokey and turn yourself around because almost all grape juice, whether from white…

    Don Carter/ winesnark.com- 2 readers -
  • Winemaker 2 Winemaker: Peter Bell of Fox Run

    … to hit a spittoon from a ridiculous distance without making a mess. It is a talent I have tried to strive for but I’ve fallen far short of his talents there. He is described as one of the winemakers that has had the most influence on the rise of the Finger Lakes, not only through his work with Fox Run but also through various consulting jobs throughout…

    Nova Cadamatrein Riesling- 8 readers -
  • Tasting Wines of Turkey for the Very First Time

    … grape growing and wine making regions in the world, by eduction the new world about what Turkey has to offer. With an 11,000 year history of winemaking, and more than 800 indigenous grape varieties, this represents both the “oldest world in terms of wine making and the newest in terms of quality wine making.” Turkey’s unique geography is bridging Asia…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • It was Josmeyer’s imagination

    … in the mind.” At Josmeyer the winemaker uses terroir; lieu-dit & Grand Cru, granite, limestone & clay, slopes (steep or not) facing in various directions, climate and vintage. Christophe Ehrhart the wayfinder is what could be called a terroirist. But what about biodynamic wine growing? According to The Living Vine’s Mark Cuff, moon cycles…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Who Put The Bop In The Bop Shoo-Bop Shoo-Bop?

    … wondered where these peculiarities come from? Why does Syrah from the Rhone Valley taste different from Shiraz produced in Australia? (Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape variety but our spell buds perceive them differently). Where does the “butter” flavor comes from in some Chardonnays? How come some Cabernet Sauvignons taste like blackberries and others…

    Don Carter/ winesnark.comin Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Fifth Annual in Vino Veritas

    … Celebrate Great American Winemaking at Fifth Annual In Vino Veritas In Vino Veritas, a much anticipated annual, two-day wine event at St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., opens with a dinner and wine tasting that celebrates the legacy of great American winemaking. On Friday, February 27 special guest Warren Winiarski (St. John’s College, Class…

    Red Wine Divain Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • The Urban Winery Is Not an Urban Myth

    …, call 502-540-5650 or visit old502.com Tags: bourbon aged wine, city wines, drinkwire, kentucky, kentucky wine, logan leet, louisville, louisville wine, old 502 winery, urban winery, urban wines, wine in bourbon barrel, winemakers, winemaking This entry was posted on December 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm and is filed under Oenology. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

    Sara Havens/ The Alcohol Professor- 4 readers -
  • Godello’s guide to holiday effervescence

    … Barque Holiday Basket http://barque.ca/baskets#&panel1-1 Over the past few years I’ve published some pieces on Sparkling wine, from technical to fluff and from focused horizontal tastings to scattered, random accumulations. The one aspect about bubbles I’ve not concentrated on, whether it be Champagne or from Ontario, is vintage. Related…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Concerning Merlot…

    … There seems to be a bit of buzz ramping up regarding Merlot in the blogosphere this week and I wanted to add my two cents. I was recently talking to a colleague about my concerns about Merlot disappearing from Napa. It seems every time you turn around someone else is pulling a Merlot vineyard to replant it to Cabernet Sauvignon. I really like…

    Nova Cadamatrein Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
  • New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries

    … Starting in 1976, the Aulers planted an estate vineyard (shown here in 1983) on the shore of Lake Buchanan at their Fall Creek property in Tow north of Fredericksburg. This location provided beneficial cooling breezes, but also bought Pierce’s Disease that for many years challenged Fall Creek Vineyards and other hill country vineyards trying…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 3 readers -
  • A Blanck slate in Alsace

    … Paul Blanck et fils Photo (c): https://www.facebook.com/Domaine.Paul.Blanck Philippe Blanck‘s wines are his tabula rasa; Riesling, Muscat d’Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Chasselas, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. They are like children, young and innocent in their infancy, uncomplicated canvases, unaware of what…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Pierre Sparr Brings Great Value to the LCBO

    … to communicate the reliable quality of their accessible and food-friendly wines. Bernard Sparr After attending a lunch at Pai Restaurant in Toronto to taste Sparr’s most recent portfolio of wines, I feel confident about the value that they are delivering. We started the afternoon with a glass of the newly released Crémant Brut Reserve and the Brut Rosé…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Riesling- 2 readers -
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