The Business of Wine

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Can White Wine Really Come From Red Grapes?

“Can white wine come from red grapes? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? What is the meaning of life?…

Rotting grapes make great sweet wines!

What is Noble Rot? Yes, rotting grapes can be a good thing! Noble rot is caused by the fungus called “botrytis”. Botrytis affects ripe grapes that are exposed to too much moisture. This is…

Why Is Wine Sealed With Cork?

Corks, and screw tops, and plastic corks, oh my! There are so many ways to seal a wine bottle, but what’s the reason behind corking it? You’ve probably heard of cork taint—when…