1) Names of Major Wines
2) Fundamentals of testings and evaluations
What is terroir?
Sense of place (French), region
Soil, rainfall sunshine
Three types of grapes?
1) Vitis Vinifera European Grapes (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)
2) Vitis Labrusca
All fortified wines have had either alcohol or brandy to strengthen it.
Comes from Spain.
All Sherry is non vintage.
True sherry is fortified with brandy made from 2nd crushing.
Dry by nature, fortified after fermentation
Color of the wine
Depth of color
Viscosity, fluidity, tears or legs
Decanting wine is only for unfiltered wine
Finger in hole of wine bottle.
With a light source.
Opening a wine bottle with a shoe
1) What are the three types of grapes?
1) Vitis Vinifera- European Grapes (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)
2) Vitis Labrusca-North East USA (Delaware, COncord, Niagara) Hearty & Sweeter
3) French American Hybrids-Roots of Vitis Labrusca+Vines of Vitis Vi
The 11th largest wine producing region in the world.
Best wines are labeled varietal/proprietary wine
Cabernet Sauvignon Marques de Casa Concha
Principle growing region, central valley has a similar latitude to Bordeaux and
American Viticultural Area
Californias AVA accounts for 12% of wine produced.
Balk of California wines (54%) come from San Joaquin Valley
California has more than 2400 wineries.
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Welcome to the world of Beer!
From the gentile hiss of carbon dioxide bubbles to the smooth feel of a well -crafted
ale sliding down your throat, beer stimulates all of the senses. But for our purposes
in describing beer styles, we will focu
This is a class of spontaneously fermented beers made in
Belgium and typically aged 2 to 3 years. The grain base for
lambic is barley malt plus about 30 - 40 % un-malted wheat,
with aged hops , instead of fresh hops for preservation without
Pop rock sensation->good champagne
To be called Champagne in Europe, it must come rom an area 90 miles NE of Paris
According to the 1958 Treaty of Lisbon
Not fully ripe grapes increases acidity of champagne
Sparkling wines from other countries