Insulation and the Wine Making Process.
I had a friend over last weekend and we got talking about the stages in my wine making process. They’re not just mine, they’re for everyone, so here they are for all to see. 🙂
Place the grapes in a large vat or container and then soak them in plain water. Crush and press the grapes by hand or by stepping on them to extract the pulp. After you have extracted the pulp, you can add fermentation inducing ingredients like yeast or sugar. Leave the mixture undisturbed for 7-10 days.
My friend and I worked on this last weekend. He’s the owner of a blog about home insulation called Alpeneg (www.alpeneg.com) and we had a blast doing this. To clear away the skin, seeds and what-nots, strain the resulting liquid. Test for the temperature of the mixture to ensure that it has the best fermenting temperature which is between 60 degrees and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
You should also perform a second straining using a fine cheese cloth. Allow the cleared liquid to ferment once more in sealed containers. Allow the mixture to ferment for 2 months before straining the liquid again.
Place the clear liquid in bottles and cork them. Leave the bottles undisturbed for about 5 days in a room with a room temperature of about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. After this, tilt the bottles and store at an angle to enable the aging process to take place.
The liquid has to come into contact with the cork all through the aging process. Leave the wine undisturbed for 2 months and then taste to see if it has matured. If there is no sour aftertaste, your wine is ready but if there is a sour aftertaste allow it to age further.
Learning About The Winemaking Process
Years ago, I watched a documentary about the winemaking process. It was truly fascinating to learn all of the steps that go into creating wine. Once you understand how wine is made, you develop a much greater appreciation for it each and every time you drink it.
There are a lot of different ways that you can go about educating yourself about the process of making wine. One quick and easy way is to read online articles. There are many different websites that have information outlining the details of each step of the process.
You can also watch videos or documentaries that show the process firsthand. Sometimes, this can be a better way to get an idea of what truly goes into making wine. Being able to see the winemakers actually go through each of the steps of the process can give you a deeper understanding of what it takes to make wine. I found a website about some exterior improvements to the land which impact the vines of course.
Best of all, the next time you and your friends are enjoying a glass of wine together after work or in the evening, you can impress them all with your newfound knowledge. It is always great to be able to share the things that you learn with other people in your life.
Understanding The Wine Making Process
Wine making process is quite divergent with regard to whether you are making red, white or rose wine. Each type of wine varies considerably as products due to the divergent wine making processes that are used from the onset.
However, they all start with the same process of harvesting grapes from the fields. Thereafter, there is the selection of the grapes. After the grapes that meet the quality threshold are selected, they are taken to the winery, where the fermentation process begins.
For the red wine, the entire must of the black or red grapes is used. However, for the white wine, only the grapes juices are fermented, after the grapes are crushed. And for the Rose wines, the juice is deliberately left in contact with the skin of the grapes to acquire a light red/pink hue.
For the primary fermentation process, yeast may be added, or it may be left to ferment with the help of the yeast that the grapes have. For red wine, the skins are passed through a press for the remaining juice to be extracted off of the skins.
Thereafter, the wine goes through the malo-lactic conversion. Finally, maturing may be done in oak barrels.
Learning All About The Wine Making Process
For far too long, I have been focused primarily on my career. Working nights, weekends and even holidays, I have placed climbing the corporate ladder above just about everything else. This has ultimately left me feeling exhausted, spent and ready for something new. It seemed to me that I should find a hobby or other pastime which would give my mind and body the respite necessary to remain productive when at the office. After a friend invited me to go on a winery tour, I knew I had finally found my passion.
I soon embarked on an educational journey which would take me through the wine making process from start to finish. To me, every facet of the topic was extremely interesting, and my quest for knowledge became insatiable. My library quickly became filled with books on the history of wine, the agriculture of wine and even books and magazines critiquing different types of wine.
The great thing about this hobby is that not only have I become something of an authority on a popular subject, I can enjoy the benefits of this knowledge almost every day! My friends and family turn to me for advice on food pairings, and I get a real kick out of selecting my nightly bottle!
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Hi there! My name is Kate and I have a newfound respect for wine. My husband and I have been enjoying a variety of wines, and I wanted to learn more about the process and what make a good wine. I hope to inform others about this very interesting process.
How Can You See The Wine Making Process In Action?
As a big lover of wine, and someone who has just started their own wine collection at home, it is always interesting to find out where your wine comes from. The wine making processing is a fascinating thing to watch, so where can you go to get more information about this?
One of the first things you can do is to contact your closest winery to see if they do wine tours. Some wineries offer a behind the scenes look at the wine making process which starts at the point where the grapes are picked and then flows through to the point where the wine is placed into the bottles. Many of these tours also include wine tasting so you can add a few bottles to your collection after the tour is done.
Alternatively, if you don’t have any wineries within travelling distance of your home, have a look online at their websites. Some wineries offer a virtual tour on their website. Additionally, you may be able to find homemade videos on places like YouTube. All you need to do is do a search on your favorite internet search engine.
The more you know about the wine making process, the more you will appreciate where your wine comes from.
Stay tuned for more posts on the fascinating wine making process!