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Grape’s anatomy

Wine is made from grapes. Since we are so fond of wine, we will try and understand the nature and parts of these sweet little berries. The skin Some compounds of the skin are essential for the colour and aroma of wine. The skin of a grape contains anthocyanins, pigment compounds that give red wine its colour. It also has tannins, which add … [Read more...] about Grape’s anatomy

Veraison: when grapes change colour

The grapevines in a vineyard have a typical growth cycle, each stage showing its own, peculiar, characteristics. Today, we will describe what is known as ‘veraison’, a French word used to describe the colour change of wine grapes, as they transition each summer from green to purple or pale yellow. Actually, veraison marks the onset of ripening, … [Read more...] about Veraison: when grapes change colour

Respecting the environment for the present and future of the vineyards

When we look at the future of viticulture, at potential technical and production improvements, we should consider the environment. All farming activities consist in the exploitation of natural resources in a sustainable fashion, and thus biodiversity is one of the most important elements in grape growing. In any ecosystem, greater biodiversity … [Read more...] about Respecting the environment for the present and future of the vineyards

With the coming of spring, the grapevines bleed

Every year, toward the end of winter and the beginning of spring, as temperatures rise the grapevines start ‘bleeding’. This curious process, overlooked by everyone except viticulturists, marks the beginning of a new life cycle that finishes when the leaves lose their color and fall to the ground in the late fall. In spring, when the soil … [Read more...] about With the coming of spring, the grapevines bleed

Pick a wine tour for this Easter Week

With Easter Week approaching, a good way to spend a few days off is to go on a wine tour. If you are interested in the world of wine, a wine tour could be the perfect holiday. You have plenty of wine-producing regions and wineries in Spain to choose from, and a host of wines to taste across the country. Wine tours offer a great chance to … [Read more...] about Pick a wine tour for this Easter Week

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