What is wine?

  • (noun): A red as dark as red wine.
    Synonyms: wine-colored
    See also — Additional definitions below


Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients. Yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them into alcohol. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different types of wine. The well-known variations result from the very complex interactions between the biochemical development of the fruit, reactions involved in fermentation, and human intervention in the overall process. The final product may contain tens of thousands of chemical compounds in amounts varying from a few percent to a few parts per billion.

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Some articles on wine:

Barolo - History
... Prior to the mid 19th century, Barolo was a sweet wine ... leaving a significant amount of residual sugar left in the wine ... This new, "dry" red wine soon became a favorite among the nobility of Turin and the ruling House of Savoy, giving rise to the popular description of Barolo as '"the wine of kings ...
Wine - Professions
... is a facility that produces such casks N├ęgociant A wine merchant that purchases the product of smaller growers and/or winemakers to sell them under ... consultant Sommelier A specialist in charge of developing a restaurant's wine list, educating the staff about wine, and assisting customers with their ...
... Barolo is a red Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont ... from the Nebbiolo grape and is often described as one of Italy's greatest wines ... often described as having the aromas of tar and roses, and the wines are noted for their ability to age and usually take on a rust red tinge as they mature ...
History - The Barolo Wars
... In the 1970s 1980s, trends in the worldwide market favored fruitier, less tannic wines that could be consumed at a younger age ... By using modern technology, including specialized tanks that allow the wine to be pumped out from underneath the cap of skins and then pumped over, they found ways to ... To maximize color extraction, producers would subject the wine to extended periods of maceration, taking up to several weeks, and then several years aging in large oak casks to soften the wine ...
Vinopolis - History
... Vinopolis was developed by a wine merchant called Duncan Vaughan-Arbuckle ... It started as a four hour long guided tour through static wine displays with tastings, but the business has evolved over the years and today it runs as both a wine tour and ...

More definitions of "wine":

  • (verb): Drink wine.
  • (noun): Fermented juice (of grapes especially).
    Synonyms: vino
  • (verb): Treat to wine.
    Example: "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"

Famous quotes containing the word wine:

    When wine is spilled with accident, death and disaster hasten.
    —Joseph O’Donnell. Clifford Sanforth. Ah Ling, Murder by Television, after he accidentally spills wine on Mrs. Houghland (1935)

    “He neither shall be christened
    In white wine or red,
    But with fair spring water,
    With which we were christen├Ęd.”
    —Unknown. As Joseph Was a-Walking (l. 17–20)

    He who has wine and meat will have many friends.
    Chinese proverb.