People have been making wine for a long time. I am talking about thousands of years people have been making wine. Archaeological evidence has shown wine being made as early as 6000 BC in places like Iraq, Georgia and Armenia. Over the years the way wine is produced has changed but the basics still remain the same.
So just what exactly is wine and how is it made? The term wine refers to grapes that have been fermented until alcohol is produced. Grapes are grown in what is called a Vineyard by the thousands of acres. The grapes will use become ripe in late August or September and that is according to the climate conditions and how the weather has been.
The grapes are then picked and tasted by the winemaker so he can tell when to harvest the grapes by how much sugar they have in them. Once it is time to pick the grapes to start the wine making process the vineyard workers must move fast. You do not want to let the grapes go past their prime or it will mess up the wine. The vineyard workers will pick the grapes and put them in bins that are then trucked back to the winery to be crushed.
You may have seen wine in both red and white colors and wondered how they go white and red wine in the first place. It all has to do with the seeds and the skin of the grapes when they are being processed and crushed at the winery. In order to make red wine the skin and seeds will stay with the grapes as they are crushed but when they want to make white wine they will get rid of the seeds and skin before crushing the grapes.
After all of this is done the liquids for the white wine and everything for the red wine is poured into stainless steel fermenting tanks where it will sit and ferment until it is wine. The squished grapes have cultured yeast added to them in the tanks to make them ferment. The yeast digests the sugars in the grapes and causes fermentation.
Some of the best wine is Bordeaux Wines. Bordeaux Wine is wine produced in the Bordeaux area of France. This area has been known to produce the best tasting wines in the world. There are many vineyards here that make wine that is top quality. I am not talking about the cheap stuff but world known wines are made in Bordeaux, France.
You can get cheap table wines from Bordeaux or you can also get some of the most prestigious wines that are world known too. They produce both budget wines and expensive wines. The cheaper wines are used for cooking with and also for drinking. Any wine could be used for cooking but if you get the best you would probably prefer to actually taste the fine wine that you bought. Bordeaux wines are some of the best in the world and are worth serving at your next meal.