Matt Harris (Wine Expert) gives expert video advice on: What is wine?; How is wine made?; How is white wine made? and more...
What is wine?
Wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice.
How is wine made?
Wine is made by crushing the grapes, and then the juice that comes from them has yeast added to it. That yeast kick-starts a fermentation process where the sugars within the juice is turned into alcohol, producing wine.
How is white wine made?
White wine is made using the pressed juice of both red and white grapes. It picks up no color at all from the skins because it has no contact with them.
How is red wine made?
Red wine is made using the pressed juice of red grapes, and that juice is then left in contact with the skins of the grape, which leaks the color into the final product - red wine.
How is rosé made?
Rosé wine is made in two different ways. One is that the pressed juice is left in contact with the red skins for a small amount of time just to give a light tint. The other is to have a small amount of still red wine added to the white wine to give it a small amount of color and create Rosé.
Where is wine made?
Wine is made all over the world, from very traditional countries such as France, Germany and Spain; to New World countries such as America and Australia, and even places such as Great Britain and China.
Where was wine first made?
That's very debatable, but there're a number of sources that pin point countries such as Armenia and Georgia as the first countries that produced wine.
When was wine first made?
There is alot of debate as to when wine was first made, but there are alot of historical sources that pinpoint wine being made as far back as 1750 b.c.