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Transcript of WINE: TASTE&PLEASURE
1.Hold the wine glass by the "stem" of the glass
*Do not cup the bottom of the glass-it will make our wine warm and gross:)
2. WineTypesSite.com The History of Wine The History of Wine Let's find out what we know about the major progressions of wine drinking and wine making throughout the years. Ever wondered how did somebody figure out they could crush a grape, ferment the juice, and come up with wine? The harvesting of grapes and winemaking was first recorded in Ancient Egypt beginning around 4,000 BC.
Ancient Egyptians used stone tablets or wrote on walls to record information about their grape harvests. Ancient Beginnings Winemaking spread throughout the Mediterranean. Ancient Greece and Roman Empire An important factor in the history of wine and it spreading to England was the marriage in 1152 of Eléonore of Aquitaine (Bordeaux region) with Henry Plantagenet , who was to become Henry II, the future king of England. It is thought that the Romans introduced the grapevine to France, which, at the time, was known as Gaul. France and England People found other sources for their excessive indulgences, like hard liquor, beer and ale, tobacco, chocolate, and coffee and tea. The wine industry is challenged in the 17th and 18th centuries. 17th and 18th Centuries French wine had become a great source of national pride for the people of France as it had become known as the benchmark of wine making standards in the international wine world. 19th Century The New World wine makers began to challenge Old World wine makers round about the 19th century. New World As technological procedures advanced, the winemaking industry developed better methods for production, which created better and more varied types of wines. Modern Times www.WineTypesSite.com Top 7 Red Wine Types Malbec grapes make a mid-bodied, rustic red wine, dry, with high acidity.
Due to its acidity, it is most often blended with other wines. Malbec (MAHL-beck) One of the darkest reds, Shiraz can be made as a fruity, sweet wine with plumy flavors or a dry peppery wine with notes of blackberries, licorice, and chocolate. Shiraz (shih-RAZ) / Syrah (Sih-rah) Famous for being one of the world’s finest red varietals.
Deep red in color, Cabernet is a beautiful medium to full-bodied, dry wine. Cabernet Sauvignon
(ca-ber-nay so-vin-yawn) Merlot is considered a bit softer and less tannic than other red wine types, like Cabernet. Due to its mellow taste and low acidity it is a good choice for those new to drinking red wine. Merlot (Mer-LO) There are thousands of different red wine varietals..
…. how do you choose? What are the red wine types that are the most popular? The wine is light to moderate in body, fresh, and delicate. It comes in an array of colors, from purplish-red to cherry-red, even turning brown during aging. A delicious red wine made from a variety of black grapes that were originally grown in France’s Burgundy region. Pinot Noir (Pee-no na-wahr) There are thousands of different red wine varietals..
…. how do you choose? What are the red wine types that are the most popular? Leading White Wine Types Sauvignon Blanc aromas and flavors can be smoky (light), herbal, grassy, with suggestions of bell peppers. It can also run the gamut, from evoking thoughts of unripe fruit, such as pears or apples to tropical fruits, like mangos, melons, and blackcurrants. It is typically a very light wine that tends to be acidic and crisp. Also known as “Fumé Blanc” to highlight the wine’s smoky flavors. Sauvignon Blanc (So-veen-yawn Blah) White zinfandel is a pale, pinkish color that’s very sweet and lends itself to citrusy flavors, such as orange or grapefruit as well as hints of vanilla and strawberries. Made from the same red grape used to make Red Zinfandel. White Zinfandel Tends to be voluptuous, velvety, and dry. Its citrus flavors, like lemon and grapefruit, and fruity melons are complemented with those of its oak barrel fermentation, including rich, creamy, buttery tones and hints of vanilla and toast. The most popular white wine. Chardonnay (Shar-don-nay)