What is White Wine?

Most white wine is produced from white grapes. I say most, because there are a few exceptions. Wine gets its color from letting the skins soak in the juice. Since this is the case, it is possible to make white wine out of black grapes by carefully extracting the juice and keeping the skins separated. […]

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Wine Tasting & Flights

Of the many great experiences to be enjoyed in Niagara wine country, the tasting bar is certainly the most popular. Having an opportunity to visit Niagara wineries, sample superior VQA wines and speak with courteous, friendly and knowledgeable winery staffers – even the winemakers themselves on occasion – is, without a doubt, the best way […]

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Wine Glossary & Grape Types for Beginners

wine glossary

ACETIC ACID Wines contain several types of acid, but acetic is the bad one: it suggests vinegar and is sometimes referred to as volatile acidity. If present at more than minimal levels, it makes a wine unpleasant. ACIDITY Acid is present in all grapes, and therefore all wines. It is extremely important (particularly in white […]

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