- Wine Clubs
- Buy Wine & More
- Wineries & Stories
- Our Story
- Angels Helping Angels
- The Daily Flight Blog
- Contact Us
The process of storing wine, beer, or spirits in either reductive (stainless steel, concrete, etc.) or oxidative (oak, chestnut, etc.) containers in order to preserve or contribute additional personality and allow the drink’s constituents to integrate. The process of aging can take weeks to years depending upon the vision of the producer.
A small French wine region bordering Eastern France and Western Germany that produces mostly white wines from grapes that are of German origin but the wine is made in the “French style”. The most prolific grapes include Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris grapes.
The Bordeaux region of France produces blended red wine (primarily in varying quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and others) and white wine and dessert wine (both from a blend of various quantities of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grape varietals).
A professional barrel maker.
A term used by such producers that make wine from their own vineyards (or where they have significant control with long-term contracted growers) and that are adjacent to the winery estate. The wines must also be produced and bottled at the winery.
Grapes that are often referred to as a “classic variety” or “noble variety” which has both a long-established reputation and adaptability for producing high-quality wine throughout the world. Example: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
References the significant countries that have a relatively brief history and culture associated with grape growing and wine production. In the New World, grapevines arrived by way of European settlers through immigration, exploration, trade, and war. The significant New World wine- producing countries include America, Australia, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, and New Zealand. These countries were at most settled within the last 500 years or so.
The color pigments and tannins that form together and naturally separate out from a red wine as it ages. The wine is removed from the sediment through the decanting process.
A grape-growing area that can vary in size and in some larger grape-growing areas is identified as an appellation or a region.