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.

Moonsong Bang, a wine consultant from Seoul in South Korea, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019

Moonsong Bang
Moonsong Bang

With Decanter's seventh Asia Wine Awards taking place in September, find out more about judge Moonsong Bang, a wine consultant from Seoul.

The post DAWA judge profile: Moonsong Bang appeared first on Decanter.


Moonsong Bang, a wine consultant from Seoul in South Korea, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019

Moonsong Bang
Moonsong Bang

With Decanter's seventh Asia Wine Awards taking place in September, find out more about judge Moonsong Bang, a wine consultant from Seoul.

The post DAWA judge profile: Moonsong Bang appeared first on Decanter.

Moonsong Bang, a wine consultant from Seoul in South Korea, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019

Moonsong Bang
Moonsong Bang

Moonsong Bang

Moonsong Bang established specialist wine education and consulting company Winevision in Seoul, where she has been educating Korean wine lovers since 2008. She is a leading WSET certified educator and assessor, teaching all over Korea.

A WSET Level 4 Diploma holder and Italian Wine Ambassador certified by Vinitaly International Academy, Moonsong has worked in the wine retail business for 10 years and has professional experience as a training co-ordinator, merchandiser and restaurant owner. She is a popular wine presenter and serves as an international judge.

She completed a degree in French Literature and Language in Korea, studied and worked in Australia, France and the UK, and has visited many wine regions around the world. Moonsong writes for several Korean wine publications and is co-author of The Art of Wine Tasting, which won Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014.

She is the Co-Founder of the Association of Wine Educators Korea (AWEK), of the Korea Sommelier of the Year Competition and of the Mashija magazine in Seoul. Moonsong has been a Decanter Asia Wine Awards judge since the launch of the competition in 2012.

 

The post DAWA judge profile: Moonsong Bang appeared first on Decanter.


Read full article on decanter.com


Each wine is unique. Soil, weather, geology, varietals, and the style of wine making, are all decisive yet variable factors that give each wine a unique character.
Each wine is unique. Soil, weather, geology, varietals, and the style of wine making, are all decisive yet variable factors that give each wine a unique character.
Winemakers all over the world are combining wine making traditions of millennia with innovative approaches and ideas, to address consumer demand for high quality products and a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Winemakers all over the world are combining wine making traditions of millennia with innovative approaches and ideas, to address consumer demand for high quality products and a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.