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The Fourth Wine - Chardonnay

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Chardonnay is the biggest white wine on the planet. It’s a truly noble grape as every region will have some form of it. It is also known as ‘White Burgundy’ after the region it originated in. 156 more words

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What is a tannin?

A tannin is a polyphenol. That’s basically a chemical with lots of phenol groups attached. Don’t worry about it. They occur in grape seeds, skins and stems and get into the grape juice when the grape is crushed and soaking. 178 more words

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Wine the Third - Pinot Noir

The Grape

Pinot Noir is said by some to be one of the most difficult wines to grow and produce. The grapes don’t like cool weather, and get diseases and rot fairly easily. 117 more words

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What is 'Vintage'?

A lot of wines have a published vintage on them, be it 2016 or another year. But what exactly is it about and why does it matter? 214 more words

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Week 2 - Merlot

The Grape

Merlot is the second of the noble grapes that we’re trying. It’s said that some of the best wines in the world are Merlot and it’s grown nearly everywhere. 228 more words

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What is Wine?

What a stupid question. We all know that it’s grapes. But how does it get from grapes to wine? Put simply it is the fermented juice of grapes. 313 more words

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Week 1 - Cabernet Sauvignon

The Grape

So our first wine is a cabernet sauvignon, one of the basic three red noble grapes. But what is it I hear you cry? 389 more words

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