Monthly Archives: October 2013

Last week in wine news: Microwave extraction, South Dakota rhubarb wine and more

Each week, scores of writers share their views on an assortment of wine-related topics; from describing the burgeoning wine scene in remote regions like South Dakota, to exploring the latest wine investment scheme, we encounter a good number of interesting tidbits from around the web. History of wine timeline Wine Folly put forth a very […]

Oak, stainless, and cement eggs. Understanding fermentation.

Aside from the harvest brix, type of grapes, terroir, and other machinations of the winemaker, the way wine is fermented lends some of the most complex flavors to the resulting product. There are three primary vessels used to ferment wine – oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, and cement eggs. In this article, we’ll explore each […]