Tag Archives: wine flavor profile

When Winemaking ‘Alternatives’ Become a Staple

The wine business is constantly evolving and, for the most part, winemakers are very open to innovation and new products – especially if they make their jobs easier and more cost effective without compromising the quality of the product. It is no surprise when innovative or supplemental products that have proved their worth become a […] Read More »

Wine Minerality and Stainless Steel

Leading oenologist for the Consorzio di Tutela del Soave, Giovanni Ponchia, ruffled a few feathers at the International Volcanic Wines Forum in Veneto when he chastised the industries over-use of the term ‘minerality.’ Ponchia, who hates the word and descriptors like it, says that he will “surely use [it] only for white wines without the […] Read More »

Find Your Flavor: Woody Wines Without the Oak

There’s a bounty of different flavors out there, but winemakers have long been stuck on oak. With the ongoing shortage of oak and therefore oak barrels, many more experimental winemakers have emerged at the front of the production and popularity pack. But what if you really, really want to stick to wood? Well, winemakers have […] Read More »