Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wine Basics – Vine to Wine (Part 3)

In parts 1 and 2 we covered from after the grapes harvest through fermentation.  This post will cover cellar aging and bottling.  I am going to focus on still wines.  Sparkling wines deserve their own post. If we are going … Continue reading

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It is a good day to stay inside and have some wine.  Here is a happy picture to help on a glum day. 

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Wine Basics – Vine to Wine (Part 2)

Part 1 of “Vine to Wine” covered the making of wine from after the grapes have been picked until the juice is ready to be fermented.  Here we will cover the fermentation process in a winery. Once you have the … Continue reading

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Wine Basics – Vine to Wine (Part 1)

In “Wine Basics – What is Wine”, we covered the elements of fermentation. These “Vine to Wine” posts will go through the steps involved in turning grapes into wine. Please note, there are a lot of variations on each step. … Continue reading

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Good Wine, Not Cheap Wine

Some friends sent me a link that made me think about the above subject. I have a bit of a rant about the study in the link too. So here it is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13072745 The title of the article, “Cheap Wine … Continue reading

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Wine Basics – What is Wine?

I may have jumped the Wine Basics gun a bit with the discussion of red, white and rose. After all it doesn’t get more basic then “what is wine”. Wine is fermented fruit juice. Pretty generally if it is just … Continue reading

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The Best of Times

Last night I had a bottle of wine with dinner which made me think that for wine, we live in the best of times. Now it wasn’t a “Great Bottle of Wine”. It was a good bottle of wine; a … Continue reading

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Wine Basics – Why is Red Wine Red, White Wine White, and What is Rose Anyway?

There are lots of ways to classify wine but one of the basics is by color, red, white, and pinkish or “Rose”. Contrary to popular thought, the basic color of a wine does not come from the color of the … Continue reading

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Wine Basics – Why Learn About Wine?

Remembering the Golden Rule (If you enjoy it; it’s a good wine.) you could reasonably ask; “Why learn about wine?” Continue reading

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Why “The Wine Populist”?

There are thousands of blogs about wine out there already; so why one more? Well, “The Wine Populist” has an approach that I haven’t found in any blogs or other sites devoted to wine. For some, wine is about class … Continue reading

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