martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

The process of the wine

First, the vines are grown in a soil called "Alvariza".

Next to, Palomino grapes are carefully cut from the vines.
Then, the must are poured in metal tanks.
After that, the new wines are classifiqued for ageing.

The casks are made of American oak.
Then, older wines are blended with younger wines.
Next to, fino wines are aged under yeast or "velo de flor".

Finally, the wine is bottled from the lower butt.
Manzanilla is produced only in Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Barbadillo wines is sold worldwide.

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2011


    1.   What is “viticulture”?
The cultivation of wine grapes for the production of wine.
    2.   What are the four broad categories of wine?
 Wine types can be divided into four broad categories: table wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines, and aromatic wines.
    3.   What range of wines do table wines include?
Table wines include a range of red, white, and rose wines.
    4.   Where was wine used 5,000 years ago?
Tomb wall paintings showing the use of wine as well as actual wine jars found in Egyptian tombs provide evidence of this fact.
    5.   For how many years has wine been made in the Bordeaux region?
In the Bordeaux region, where wine has been made for more than 2,000 years.
    6.   Which states are the largest producer s of wine in America today?
Today, California and New York state are by far the largest American producers of wine.
The manufacturing process
    7.   Which is a universal factor in the production of wine?
A universal factor in the production of fine wine is timing. This includes picking grapes at the right time, removing the must at the right time, monitoring and regulating fermentation, and storing the wine long enough.
    8.   What are the four steps of wine-making process?
The wine-making process can be divided into four distinct steps: 
harvesting and crushing grapes; fermenting must; ageing the wine; and packaging.