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Main Topic: How a Grape Becomes a Wine

  • The Goal: to talk about the important factors in winemaking without getting too technical! We focus more about where flavor comes from in the process.
  • It all starts in the vineyard: the importance of terroir
  • Grape flavors
  • Destemming and crushing and what they do to flavor
  • Fermentation and how yeast can change the taste of wine
  • Malolactic fermentation: What it is and why it matters
  • Aging, another word on oak, and the tale of dead yeast
  • Blending and why the winemaker is an artist

Hope this one is helpful without being too dorky!

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