So what exactly is wine? Where is the best wine produced? How much is produced yearly? How many types and styles are there? How many grape varities are there? These are just some of the topics we will cover over the coming weeks in our online introduction to wine posts.
First we will start off with the easy ones:
What is Wine?
How Much Wine is Produced and Where?
Types of Wines?
Liquer Wine - The level of alcohol is increased by adding brandy or other types of grape spirit (port or sherry). Often referred to as a fortified wine.
Sparking Wine - Carbon Dioxide gas is trapped in the line before the bottle is sealed. When the bottle is opened and drunk the bubbles of gas are released.
Aromatized Wine - The wine is flavoured with herbs or spices. For example, vermouth.