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.

Darius Allyn MS is a judge at the at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019 (DAWA)

DWWA judge: Darius Allyn MS
DWWA judge: Darius Allyn MS

Seattle native Darius Allyn MS became a Master Sommelier in 2005 after obtaining his advanced oenology diploma from UC Davis in 2004. With over 30 years’ hospitality experience, Allyn has created and led award-winning wine programs around the world including Wine Spectator Grand Award recipient Aureole Las Vegas, and Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney, Australia. […]

The post DAWA judge profile: Darius Allyn MS appeared first on Decanter.


Darius Allyn MS is a judge at the at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019 (DAWA)

DWWA judge: Darius Allyn MS
DWWA judge: Darius Allyn MS

Seattle native Darius Allyn MS became a Master Sommelier in 2005 after obtaining his advanced oenology diploma from UC Davis in 2004. With over 30 years’ hospitality experience, Allyn has created and led award-winning wine programs around the world including Wine Spectator Grand Award recipient Aureole Las Vegas, and Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney, Australia. […]

The post DAWA judge profile: Darius Allyn MS appeared first on Decanter.

Darius Allyn MS is a judge at the at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019 (DAWA)

DWWA judge: Darius Allyn MS
DWWA judge: Darius Allyn MS

Seattle native Darius Allyn MS became a Master Sommelier in 2005 after obtaining his advanced oenology diploma from UC Davis in 2004. With over 30 years’ hospitality experience, Allyn has created and led award-winning wine programs around the world including Wine Spectator Grand Award recipient Aureole Las Vegas, and Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney, Australia. A firm believer in industry wine education, Allyn was an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Over past decade, Allyn has frequently travelled to Asia to lead courses for Court of Master Sommeliers, whilst continuing to be active as examiner for Master Sommelier-level candidates. Allyn is an experienced judge and speaker, having participated in over 20 international wine conferences and competitions.

The post DAWA judge profile: Darius Allyn MS 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.