Vinification is the process that transforms the grapes into wine. The process of vinification differ from region to region, financial state of the winery and the grape types. The harvesting time and the type of oak used for aging are based on the region in which the wine grapes are grown.

Wine making process involves the following stages:

  • The first step in wine making process is Harvesting or Picking. Grapes should be harvested at the right time in order to make good wine. Harvesting can be done either mechanically or by hand.
  • The process of separating the grapes from the stems and cluster parts is called Destemming. Some of the wine makers keep some fragments of the stem to increase the wine tannin.
  • After destemming the grapes are crushed to extract the juice from the skin. This is done before the fermentation process begins. In the olden days bare feet is used to extract the grape juice, now a day machines like crushers are used.
  • Separation of grape juice and the skin is named as pressing. After crushing the grape juice will flow freely, selected wineries use pressers to make sure maximum juice is released.
  • Once the grapes are pressed they are introduced into the process of fermentation. During this process the grape juice are converted into alcoholic beverage. The yeast interacts with the sugar in the grape juice and converts them into ethanol and carbon dioxide.
  • Once the wine is purified and refined, they are preserved with sulfur dioxide or potassium sorbate. During the natural process of fermentation a minimum amount of sulfites are produced, but more is added for the use of commercial preservation.
  • Wines are aged for a particular amount of time to get more welcoming wine. Once after purification, the wines are moved to wooden barrels for aging. Metal vats, concrete vats and glass carboys are also used in some cases to increase the flavor.
  • After aging, the wines are bottled. During the process of bottling a final dose of sulfite is added to the wine to prevent it from uninvited fermentation in the bottle. The bottles are then sealed with cork and screw caps.

The owner of ‘Lady of the Grapes’, a new wine bar to open in London next month, plans to showcase wines predominantly made by female winemakers.

London wine bar female
The wine bar will focus on wines from female winemakers.

Opening in July...

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The owner of ‘Lady of the Grapes’, a new wine bar to open in London next month, plans to showcase wines predominantly made by female winemakers.

London wine bar female
The wine bar will focus on wines from female winemakers.

Opening in July...

The post New London wine bar to focus on female winemakers appeared first on Decanter.

The owner of ‘Lady of the Grapes’, a new wine bar to open in London next month, plans to showcase wines predominantly made by female winemakers.

London wine bar female
The wine bar will focus on wines from female winemakers.

New London wine bar to focus on female winemakers

The wine bar, restaurant and shop is due to open in Covent Garden in mid-July.

‘When I first started in the industry I realised there were not a lot of women,’ said owner Carole Bryon, who previously ran The Grocery Wine Vault Shop, in Shoreditch.

‘So I want to support all women in wine from the vineyard to the shop.

‘I want to champion women in the wine trade and make them more visible through our wine list, because it’s not just men who make wine.’


See also: The women who shaped Bordeaux – Jane Anson


As well as wines made by women, Lady of the Grapes will focus on wines that are organic, biodynamic or natural, and from independent vineyards.

There will also be a menu of organic food, and a deli to buy cheese and charcuterie.

‘We are creating a distinctive yet relaxed space where you can drink exquisite natural wines and eat stunning artisanal organic food,’ the company said on its website.

There will be 80 wines on the list, and 15 of those will be available by the glass, the bar said.

Lady of the Grapes added that it was still seeking to raise further financial support through a Crowdfunding campaign.


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