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874 words"There is nothing more refreshing, overwhelming, or invigorating than a good glass of wine". My friend Jenn said that to me the other day as we sat there enjoying a bottle of merlot. Today I am going to talk to you about wine, its history, the different varieties, and how to make it, serve it, store it, drink it, and judge it. Since well before written history mankind has been enjoying wine. The first physical evidence of the existence of wine appears in the Neolithic period around roughly 5200 ...
Interior Wine Cellar Walls
1,927 wordsA cellar may be humble or grand, large or small. But if it is to qualify for name, it must achieve three things. It should be dark, it should be free of vibration and, above all else, and it should reduce both daily and seasonal temperature variations to a minimum. Ideal Cellar Conditions The siting, or placement, of your wine cellar within your home is your first major decision. There are four components of ideal cellar conditions: an absolutely constant temperature, varying between neither day...
Pinot Noir One Of The Oldest Grapes
547 wordsPinot Noir One of the oldest grapes grown to make wine, Pinot Noir is considered the great wine grape. Its origin dates back to the Ancient Romans calling this grape Helvenacia Minor. They cultivated this grape as early as the first century AD. It is very delicate and many wine experts favor its taste. In the recently released movie Sideways they talked about the grapes superior flavor to merlot or any other grape. The movie went on and on about the complexity of the grape. The movie itself boos...
History Of A Grape And Its Wine
1,131 wordsFor many years, wine dictionaries and encyclopedias have unknowingly been misleading consumers on the history of "America's wine", Zinfandel. In Zinfandel, A History of a Grape and Its Wine, Charles Sullivan, an accomplished viticulture researcher, challenges the popular belief that the grape was originally brought to America by a Hungarian immigrant. Sullivan explores the history of wine to bring forth intriguing facts that prove the popular belief to be wrong. With the help of University of Ca...
Alcoholic Fermentation Grape Wine
1,383 wordsIntroduction The homemade production of wine is a fun and challenging hobby that many people can enjoy. In this paper the reader will be taken through several different steps and processes that must be accomplished for your wine to be of satisfactory flavor and clarity. Crushing and stemming This first step may be performed by hand or by machine. For handling a ton or more of grapes, use a mechanical crusher-st emmer. Using a small crusher-st emmer, two persons can crush and stem a ton of grapes...
Wine Snobbery Alcohol
736 wordsWine Snobbery Alcohol has long been the symbol of wealth and power. In the past, liquor was a luxury that only the rich could afford. Nowadays, booze is more readily available and consequently there is a lot of stuff that is not fit to drink. In order to qualify as a snob, it is helpful to have some knowledge of wines and spirits, not only for your own enjoyment, but also to show others how sophisticated you really are. There are three types of wine white, red, and rose. White wine is made by us...
Red Wines Of Bordeaux
622 wordsRed Wine Varietals These choices of red wines represent the five most common varieties sold in restaurants today. These wines were chosen to give a broad overview of different grape varieties as well as different countries, from an introductory point of view. Each wine in it self has significant characteristics, such as, different varieties of fruit, tannins, colors, finishes, and bodies. Each of these different wines have been paired with a different food (served appetizer fashion) slightly com...
Alcohol Free Red Wine
1,380 wordsDoes the consumption of red wine lower the risk of heart disease The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in France is the lowest among industrial countries, despite the high incidence of several risk factors. In comparison to Americans, the French consume 3.8 times as much butter and 2.8 times as much lard, they have higher cholesterol and blood pressure levels, they smoke on a comparable level to Americans, and they don't exercise quite as often. Despite these appalling health s...
Higher Quality Wines And E J Gallo
5,816 wordsExecutive Summary The American wine industry is a stable and present market in the United States with room to grow. The wine industry began with the first settlers and has persevered for centuries. There are three classifications of wine: Red, White, and Blush, and table wine (a wine containing 7% to 14% alcohol traditionally consumed with food) is the most popular and fastest-growing type of wine consumed. Even though wine is produced virtually everywhere in the U.S. the wine producers in Calif...
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