Fining Wine

Fining Wine

You may often come across this word “fining” when it comes to wine, but what does it mean? Fining is a process used to clarify and stabilize wine (and other beverages too actually), using various agents including clay powders, egg albumen, milk and probably most famously isinglass – a substance extracted from the swim bladders(…)

Acidity in Wine

Acidity in Wine

When people say wine has high acidity, what does it mean exactly? Acidity – means the sour and tart taste in wines (and you can often find it in high end grape juices as well) that is caused by the presence of organic acids such as tartaric, malic and citric acids. It leaves the same(…)

Mourvedre the Dog Strangler

Mourvedre the Dog Strangler

Mourvedre, or otherwise known as Monastrell in its native Spain (and to a lesser extent, Mataro in certain part of the world) is a black-skinned variety that has been grown in vineyards all around the western Mediterranean for centuries. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is now grown extensively throughout the Iberian Peninsula, southern(…)

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