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The Effect of Acetaldehyde on Red Wine Color Stability and Astringency

By: Marlena Sheridan

Dr. Ryan Elias’s Lab

Acetaldehyde is a compound found in wine that has a profound effect on color stability and astringency. Acetaldehyde reacts directly with red wine tannins and anthocyanins to form polymeric pigments and modified tannins. 824 more words

Wine

Should the use of selected microorganisms for alcoholic or malolactic fermentation be considered as additives in wines?

Winemaking is a fascinating creative process whose interpretation includes both craft and a science. While the majority of winemakers aim for a balance between both philosophies, divided opinions on what extent wine production should be manipulated and controlled to produce the best wines spark highly controversial discussions. 879 more words

Questions Pertaining to Malolactic Fermentation in Wine

By: Denise M. Gardner

What is Malolactic Fermentation?

Malolactic fermentation, MLF, is a bacterial fermentation, which converts malic acid to lactic acid. Malic acid, the acid affiliated with apples is perceptibly harsher than lactic acid, which is the primary acid in milk, and perceptibly softer than malic acid. 788 more words

Enology

Wine Basics

Some wine vocabulary:

die Gärung -en = fermentation
Alkoholische Gärung = alcoholic fermentation
Malolaktische Gärung = malolactic fermentation (MLF)
das Weingut -¨er = winery
die Hefe -n = yeast… 36 more words

Wine

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience (5)

Malolactic Fermentation (MLF)

On 11/12 we introduced our wine to 54.4 grams of opti malo and 3.5 grams of vp41. We did this because we wanted our wine to go through malolactic fermentation. 275 more words

Lifestyle

Adding Oak...

Update on the stopper issue:  After doing some reading, I learned that you want to make sure the stopper and the neck of the carboy are dry before inserting the stopper (not rocket science, right), but simply wiping the stopper off after sanitizing it isn’t enough.   232 more words

Winemaking