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Know your Wines
Wine taken in moderation, can be good for your health and well-being. If you keep within recommended guidelines,
the odd glass of wine can be great with a meal and can be part of your overall diet.
Most of us know that wine comes from grapes that
are aged. But have you ever wondered what helps the grape age properly and why
red wines need more time to age than white wines?
The process of aging starts immediately after the grapes are picked, crushed and pressed.
The grapes are then put into an oak barrel or steel vat, with some winemakers preferring to
add oak chips to the vat. During the aging process acids, sugar and tannin interact. By
having more tannin present the winemaker is able to age the wine for a longer period without
fear of oxidation.
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