The Winemaking Process

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Here’s a quick rundown of the process that converts grapes to wine… 1. Crushing and Destemming: Grapes are fed into a machine which crushes them between rollers and removes the stems. The remaining mass of juice, pulp, seeds and skin is known as “must.” 2. Fermentation: Yeast converts the sugar in the must into alcohol…

2012 Thanksgiving Wine Picks

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by Jordan Salcito According to historian Kathleen Curtin at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, wine, more than any beverage besides water, is the most probable libation that Pilgrims and Native Americans consumed at the original Thanksgiving, in 1621.  Hard cider, later a New England staple, hadn’t materialized yet (no one had planted apple orchards), and beer…

VINE TALK 2012 Halloween Costume Contest Winner

Check out the winner of the 2012 VINE TALK Halloween Costume Contest — The Devil Made Me Do It! Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!