Every well-intentioned wine lover wants to reveal all the secrets of wine as soon as possible and as easy. However, it is a school that lasts for life. And for the biggest connoisseurs always comes up some new secret, some new mystery why we, in the company of wine, remain eternal students. Among the wine lovers there are many who have recently discovered the charm of wine and are therefore they are thirstier for wine knowledge. Before the wine comes to its original packaging and then to the wine racks, the production process is detailed, worked according to a certain order and rules, to get the maximum from grapes and to achieve the highest quality of the wine. This is the first thing to know. And this is our small contribution for learning something about the wine and how close we can approach it with these thirsty wine lovers.
Wines can be divided:
By the content of unrefined sugar: dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet.
Sparkling, pearl and carbonated wines: very dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet.
Sort by color: white, rosé, and red (dark)
Within each color category, there are various gradations. Sometimes they may give an indication of the quality of the wine and its age, but color may also indicate some of the deficiencies or defects that some wine has.
White wine is not white. It is yellow and varies in range from pale straw color, through bright green-yellow, yellow to dark golden. White wines are made of white grapes but can also be made from black grapes because the red pigment is only in the skin of grape berry, not in the fruit itself. Because of this, when the grape is pressed, the juice obtained doesn’t contain the skin, the juice is then white as if it was made of white grapes. Of course there is a situation when this principle doesn’t apply.
Red wines are made of black grape varieties. After grinding, grape should stay in the bowl for some time to release the color before the juice is drained. The wines obtained from this juice, stum, sometimes because of the density of their colors appear to be black. The color of red wines covers the spectrum of the color of the bare brick to the deep ruby red, over the purple to almost black.
Tannin is a substance whose tastes make the basic difference between the tastes of red and white wines. It is found in the skin of grape berry, in seeds and in grape stems. Also, can be found even in oak barrels in which wine is stored. Tannin from the grapes comes in the same way to the wine as the color due to the long contact of the juice with grinded grapes.
The growing popularity of wine as a beverage brings greater interest in unraveling this “Secret of Wine” that makes it so appealing. The complexity and stratification of its taste and smell with its incredible power to encourage the kind of culture spirit make it interesting and more diverse compared to all other drinks.