malolactic fermentation

Want to Understand Fermentation? Bake Bread

Want to Understand Fermentation? Bake Bread

Bread and wine have more in common than you’d think. Sure, they’ve been enjoyed together for millennia, feed billions daily, and feature prominently in the world’s major religious texts, but that’s not all. Despite endless variations in flavor, looks, and methodology, bread and wine have one more thing in common: fermentation. That’s right — even your Wonder […]

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What The Heck Are Tartrates? And Do They Signal That Something Is Wrong With The Wine?

What The Heck Are Tartrates? And Do They Signal That Something Is Wrong With The Wine?

You’re all set and excited to open a bottle of wine, but when you pull the cork you find that the side that was inside the bottle is covered in little red or white crystals. Immediately you begin to wonder if this means there’s something wrong with the bottle that until five seconds ago you […]

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The Mellowness of Malo

The Mellowness of Malo

If you’ve ever taken a wine class or have been around, say, Chardonnay drinkers, the term “malolactic fermentation” may have been on the wine-soaked tongues of your peers. It also may have been referred to by its nickname, “malo,” as in, “Wow, I’m totes getting some serious malo on this Chard.” It’s a term used […]

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