The color of wine is one of the most easily recognizable characteristics of wines. Color is also an element in wine tasting since heavy wines generally have a deeper color. The accessorytraditionally used to judge the wine color was the tastevin, a shallow cup allowing to see the color of the liquid in the dim light of a cellar. The color is an element in the classification.
The color of the wine mainly depends on the color of the drupe of the grape variety.
A new study provides some insight into whether—for red wine, at least—the benefits stem from the grapes or the alcohol.
Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain conducted a study on 67 men with a high risk of heart disease—as indicated by a higher body mass index (BMI), smoking, diabetes or high blood pressure. After two weeks of abstaining from alcohol, the men went through three four-week stages: drinking two glasses of red wine a day; drinking two glasses of red wine (with the alcohol removed) a day; and drinking the same amount of gin (by alcohol content) a day.
The study found that drinking alcohol—in either red wine or gin—increased the level of a compound in the blood that controls inflammation. Drinking red wine—with or without alcohol—decreased the level of compounds related to the formation of plaques in the arteries. Both inflammation and plaque formation are related to heart disease.
Thus, both grapes and alcohol are good for the heart.
The key, though, is drinking in moderation—up to two drinks a day for men, and one for women.
In packaging, a bag-in-box or BiB is a type of container for the storage and transportation of liquids. It consists of a strong bladder (or plastic bag), usually made of several layers of metallised film or other plastics, seated inside a corrugated fiberboard box. The bag is supplied to the ‘filler’ as an empty pre made bag. The ‘filler’ then generally removes the tap, fills the bag and replaces the tap. The bags are available as singles for semi-automatic machines or as web bags, where the bags have perforations between each one. These are used on automated filling systems where the bag is separated on line either before the bag is automatically filled or after.
Sensawine use this packaging, we want to offer our best wines in the best packaging.
Verdejo is a variety of wine grape that has long been grown in Spain. The grape originated in North Africa, and was spread to Spain in about the 11th Century, possibly by Mozarabs. Verdejo was generally used to make a strongly oxidized, Sherry-like wine.
The Verdejo grapes are generally hasvested at night. This means that the grapes enter the cellar at the lower night-time temperature of between 10-15 C instead of the daytime temperature which in September can reach as high as 28 or 30 C. Lower temperatures means less oxidation, or browning of the juice. Verdejo wines are aromatic, often soft and full-bodied.
Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano (“early”), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. In the last 100 years it has been planted in another countries.
Tempranillo wines can be consumed young, but the most expensive ones are aged for several years in oakbarrels. The wines are ruby red in colour, with aromas and flavors of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.