There is a trendy concern for wine calories today, which started mostly due to the health benefit studies involving daily wine servings. The tie between resveratrol, found in generous quantities in wine, and heart health, cancer prevention and bone mineral density benefits have made people take a much closer look at how big their wine intake is and should be. Studies have shown that only daily moderate wine serving will [ Read More ]
Wine Basics Articles
If you're a starter in wine drinking these articles will help you grasp wine basics and give you an idea of what to expect when serving a wine bottle. Topics included: wine varieties, vintages, grape varieties, wine making.
The party is going well, everyone is having fun, and disaster strikes. A full glass of red wine splashes and eases itself on your fabulous white carpet. Removing red wine stains from carpets and clothing can be tricky business but there’s a host of tried and true methods that can help yo solve your problem. Before everything else here’s what you should do immediately after this catastrophe takes place. Grab [ Read More ]
The quality of grapes is easily influenced by many external factors. Plants (more importantly, grapes) are highly dependent on external influences because they cannot move. Even though you always grow the same grapes, depending on the region they are never quite the same. The variance in the different characteristics of grapes is spectacular. Color and size, form and taste, aroma and productiveness all vary in degree of intensity to the [ Read More ]
This process is normally undertaken in order to remove the sediment which may still contain albuminous matters. Albuminous matter is what encourages wine to start fermenting. After the initial thrust the wine does not need any more incentive. In fact too much albuminous matter will promote after-fermentation, and this is why it must be removed. There is also the possibility that there is not enough sugar to continue fermentation, but [ Read More ]
Time and time again people have wondered what makes this drink so special. Grape juice undergoes lots of changes during the fermentation stage. Having a wide range of possibilities gives us the variation in flavor. For example one of the biggest factors is whether the skins are allowed to ferment or not. The composition of a wine differs with it being a red wine or a not red. Red wines [ Read More ]