Fortified Wines

Everything you need to know about the sherry cask

We know what Sherry is, right? Also commonly known as Jerez and Xerez, these fortified Spanish wines come in a multitude of diverse styles from bone dry to delectably sweet. Beyond that, it’s a complex category and one that the average wine lover may not know so much about. One image that many associate with Sherry however is the sherry cask. The image for many is a large, old wooden cask. (more…)

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Red wine kits: Can you make good wine at home?

We know where wine comes from, right? There’s a vineyard in Spain or in France. They grow some grapes like Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The grapes are harvested and go to the winery, where they’re sorted and crushed and turned into wine through various fermentation processes. The wine might be aged in oak, though might not, and ultimately gets bottled and shipped around the world. That’s the traditional way, at least. That’s the way we like it, for the most part: Leave the production to the professionals and we’ll do the drinking! (more…)

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How to make plum wine at home (and what to do with it!)

Making fruit wine at home is a popular pursuit, and making plum wine may be the most popular of them all. Plums are a delicious and versatile fruit for eating and cooking, though for us the best use of plums is in winemaking. The internet has a whole host of recipes and techniques for making plum wine and what to do with it. In this handy guide we'll outline the easiest way to make plum wine, some recipes for cooking with plum wine and some alternatives to plum wine! [caption id="attachment_3992" align="alignnone" width="300"]plum wine Did you know that you can make plum wine?[/caption] (more…)

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What is malolactic fermentation?

Once the sugar is converted into alcohol, and the alcoholic fermentation is completed, begins a process called malolactic fermentation, where lactic acid bacteria convert the malic acid to lactic acid; and thus contribute to the finished product. The temperature plays a very important role. In warmer climates, this process takes Read more…

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Properties of wines to cellar

As with all other consumer goods, the wine trends and tastes of each era also vary. Nowadays smoother wines are preferred, which can be drunk faster, but in earlier times stronger drinks where more popular, and with influence from the barrel: the wines to cellar. The first of these wines Read more…

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The Different Maceration Methods

When we read about winemaking, concepts such as pigeage, délestage, cap of skins, pumping-over or batonnage are more frequent every day. All these terms are linked to the different processes of wine maceration, a rather common technique in wine making. We usually associate the word maceration to liqueur wines, vermouth Read more…

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New oak barrels for better wines

Wood has a considerable impact on the perception of the organoleptic qualities of the wine. Much of its bouquet is acquired in contact with new oak barrels. The intensity and quality of the wood, its character, evolves differently according to the geographical origin of the oak, the manufacturing techniques, the Read more…

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