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The Wine Tasting Aroma Wheel

The Wine Tasting Aroma Wheel

The easy way to taste wine

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The Gent Cocktail Recipe

The Gent Cocktail Recipe

The perfect cocktail for summer!

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McLaren Vale Shiraz: A Shining Light or Boring as Sin?

McLaren Vale Shiraz: A Shining Light or Boring as Sin?

Anthony shares his thought's on the region

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Terms to describe the appearance of wine

Terms to describe the appearance of wine

Who ever said tasting wine was hard?

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A simple explanation of how wine is made

A simple explanation of how wine is made

Fermentation is the key. Under the action of yeast, many sugars can be fermented into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Apple juice can be transformed into cider. Malted cereals can become beer. Even leftover jam can start to ferment. Grape juice becomes alcoholic when the sugar in ripe grapes is transformed into alcohol and carbon dioxide in the presence of yeast, either the so-called ambient, wild or indigenous yeast that are present in the atmosphere, or more predictable specially cultured and selected commercial yeasts. As grapes ripen they gain sugar and lose acidity. The riper the grapes, the more sugars are...

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