WINE STUDY: Oak Vessels

The vast majority of wooden vessels used in the winery for the fermentation and maturation are made from oak. Oak is used in winemaking to vary the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of wine🍷. Oak vessels differ widely in their characteristics. There are four important factors to consider: 🔸Species and origin of oak🔸Size🔸Production of […]

WINE FACT: BLENDING

Blending plays an important role in the winemaking process and can take place at any stage during this process🍷. It can help the winemaker improve consistently, enhance the balance of a wine and create a certain style. In white wine production the role of blending mainly focuses on ensuring consistency for pure aromatic varieties and […]

WINE FACT: CARBONATION

Carbonation, the cheapest method of sparkling wine production, is widely used around the world. In this method CO2 is injected into a still wine. It is mostly used to produce fruity sparkling wines from grapes with strong varietal flavours, such as Sauvignon Blanc. Willing to learn more about sparkling wine production? Sign up for our […]

WINE FACT: Sparkling wine production

There are 5 main methods to produce a sparkling wine, each resulting in a different carbonation level. The vast majority of sparkling wines in the world are produced using two methods – Traditional Method (used for Champagne) and Tank Method (used for Prosecco). Take a look at Tank Method. This sparkling wine production technique came […]

WINE FACTS: TANNINS

What are wine tannins? And how do they affect our perception of wine? Tannins are naturally occurring compounds that exist inside grape skins, seeds and stems. They are derived from the grapes used to produce the wine and add both bitterness and astringency, as well as complexity to the wine. They are most commonly found […]