Top 10 Facts about Wine

10. The History of Wine

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It is believed that wine occurs naturally. Yes, it’s a fact. It was discovered by chance. The manufacturing of wine was started around 5000BC in Persia and other Middle East countries. Soon after, It also started in countries like Egypt and Greece.

9. Different types of Wine

The red wine is basically produced from the juice of red grapes, and the white wine is produced from the white grapes. The rose wines are also prepared from the red grapes that had been in contact with the skin for a long time till the grapes lose its pink color.

8. Processing of Wines

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For preparing wine, the grapes are first harvested and then mashed and after that kept aside to ferment. The yeast transforms the sugariness in the grapes into alcohol, in two weeks. After this, the wine is properly stored in big containers and it is left to mature for years.

7. Balanced Taste

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A general assumption says that a wine is excellent if it is well balanced. Well balanced means the taste of the wine should not be very sweet or very bitter. However, you need to taste the wines to decide whether it has an excellent taste.

6. Storage of Wines

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It is important to store wines with the cork in such a way that the cork remains moist. Avoid using dry corks. The wine can leak out of the bottle if the cork is dry. It also allows the air to get into the bottle. The bottles can be placed sideways or upside down.

5. Naming the Wines

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Generally, the name of the wine is based on the type of the grapes it is made from or the place where the wine is made. For example, the wine named Pinot Noir is made from Pinot Noir grapes. In fact, wines are usually made by blending different types of grapes.

4. Types of Bottles of Wine

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It is a general practice to sell the wine in a bottle that indicates their origin. The wines made in different places have different shape and size. For example, the wine in a bottle with high shoulders and long slim necks is originated from France.

3. The Aroma and Flavor of Wine

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The wine takes its basic aroma and flavor from the type of grapes it was made from. But the flavor and aroma of the grapes are also affected by the area where the grapes were cultivated. All the wines have different taste and aroma.

2. Temperature of the Wine

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The aroma and flavor of the wine is influenced by the temperature at which the wine is served. A light bodied wine should always be served cold and vice versa. Cold wines are generally more acidic. The nature of white wine is usually acidic.

1. Wine Producers and Suppliers

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The three leading manufacturers of wines are Italy, France and Spain. The biggest suppliers of wines are Italy, Australia and France. The temperate and climate of the place that is not very close to the equator is best suited for growing wines.

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