What is wine?

  • (verb): Drink wine.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Wine

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients. Yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them into alcohol. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different types of wine. The well-known variations result from the very complex interactions between the biochemical development of the fruit, reactions involved in fermentation, and human intervention in the overall process. The final product may contain tens of thousands of chemical compounds in amounts varying from a few percent to a few parts per billion.

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Barolo
... Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont ... Nebbiolo grape and is often described as one of Italy's greatest wines ... Barolo is often described as having the aromas of tar and roses, and the wines are noted for their ability to age and usually take on a rust red tinge as they mature ...
Wine - Professions
... A cooperage is a facility that produces such casks Négociant A wine merchant that purchases the product of smaller growers and/or winemakers to sell them under its own name ... specialist in charge of developing a restaurant's wine list, educating the staff about wine, and assisting customers with their selections Vintner, Winemaker ...
History - The Barolo Wars
... In the 1970s 1980s, trends in the worldwide market favored fruitier, less tannic wines that could be consumed at a younger age ... By using modern technology, including specialized tanks that allow the wine to be pumped out from underneath the cap of skins and then pumped over, they found ways ... To maximize color extraction, producers would subject the wine to extended periods of maceration, taking up to several weeks, and then several years aging in large ...
Vinopolis - History
... Vinopolis was developed by a wine merchant called Duncan Vaughan-Arbuckle ... It started as a four hour long guided tour through static wine displays with tastings, but the business has evolved over the years and today it runs as both a wine tour and a corporate events venue ...
Barolo - History
... to the mid 19th century, Barolo was a sweet wine ... amount of residual sugar left in the wine ... This new, "dry" red wine soon became a favorite among the nobility of Turin and the ruling House of Savoy, giving rise to the popular description of Barolo as '"the ...

More definitions of "wine":

  • (noun): Fermented juice (of grapes especially).
    Synonyms: vino
  • (verb): Treat to wine.
    Example: "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"

Famous quotes containing the word wine:

    But this is wine that’s all too strange and strong.
    Frank Loesser (1910–1969)

    If you are poor, avoid wine as a costly luxury; if you are rich, shun it as a fatal indulgence. Stick to plain water.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The novel can’t compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who’s had a good feed and tanked up on good wine gives his old lady a kiss after supper and his day is over. Finished.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)