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New World Wine Maker

The Winemaker as Artist

A winemaker is a sensory artist. His pigment is a drawn from the vineyard and his brush a stainless steel tank or oak barrel. There are no two identical wines. Each wine is unique if you searc…

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Practical Advice On Managing Wine Alcohol Levels

The other day I came across this fact sheet: “Reducing Alcohol Levels In Wine” published by the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). Directed at the professional winegrower, this is the best…

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To oak or not to oak…

Oak: Its contribution to wine aroma and overall quality

Wine odor is one of the key markers of wine quality and, as a part of my series on wine quality, I have set myself the task of identifying an…

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The (Colloidal) Matrix part I

Morpheus: “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. ”

For particularly the higher price point wine market segments, wine maturation is a very signific…

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A glimpse at the complexity of barrel ageing

“I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you’re just a man. The world’s smartest ma…

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VERB:   to put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items (e.g. “substitute regular barrels with flextank”)

DEFINITION 1: to use something or someone instead of another thing or p…

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