Wine is always regarded as the best drink for any occasion and among the wines it’s the Red wine that holds a special place in the people’s heart. Be it for its benefits or its taste; this wine can hold its own any time, any place. It easily is the most preferred over other wines like White wine or rose Wine. Also check out Health benefits of red wine and Different types of Red wine.
So how is Red wine made? Can we prepare Red wine at home? Well the answer is yes! Here’s how you can prepare your favorite drink and enjoy it. All you will need are a few equipments that you can rent out or buy, if you want to turn professional, that is. You’ll get the equipments required at a winemaking supply store and once you have got the equipments handy you are all set.
Before we begin let me tell you that Red wine is made completely using red grapes and they contain anthocyanins and have tannins. The main difference in producing a red wine and a white wine is through fermentation of the skin, seeds and the juice of the red grapes and then pressing the wine. Let us divide the steps into two separate sections to ease the method.
Now that we have the required tools lets begin our wine operation.
Do remember that wine tastes better if it aged more. The more aged the wine the better the taste. Happy Sipping!!!
Racking is the process of transferring the wine into a new barrel or bucket .It allows stabilization. If Wine is allowed to age in the bucket used previously it may be of a very “bitter” taste. Racking tubing is used and can be attached to a racking cane to make it easy.
It is the sugar content for any liquid solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams. It is measured in Degrees Brix .
Aging is the process of allowing the wine to grow old or allow it to be kept bottled at normal temperature so that further action of yeast increases color, taste and effect of the wine.
Fining is defined as a method of adding substances that increase the ionic bonds between the particles that are present in wine. This helps in separating wine from unwanted particles dissolved in wine and helps improve the concentration of wine. Though filtering helps remove many particles, fining removes proteins and also polymerized tannins.
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