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If the weather is overly hot or cold in a particular year, how does that affect harvest time?
There is not a fix date for the harvest. The
winemaker is the person who determinates the date of the picking of the grapes
in each vineyard and for each variety. Varieties like Merlot is harvested than
Cabernet Sauvignon, but the degree of the perfect maturity will be determinated
by the year round weather. Also the climate change is affecting the time of
harvest, advancing in 7-10 days in the last 10 years.
In a video, the man said its a bout 40 days after veraison that grapes are picked, Do you also check the brix level or check the taste or by other means to know when to pick,
The 40 days data is
the average time (theory) but of course the control of maturity of the grapes
to determinate the harvest date is done by a lot of different analysis like
grape tasting, Brix (sugar) level, sanitary condition of the grapes and others.
What's the best method of preserving an open bottle of red wine and cava?
The best option is to use an air pump, which lets you extract oxygen from the bottle and minimize oxidation. Note that once the bottle is opened, the entire evolutionary potential of wine is altered, so it is advisable to consume as soon as possible.
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Which type of wine have the minimum sugar content?
"Dry wine", when the wine containing 4 g / l of sugar maximum or 9 g / l when the total acidity (expressed as grams of tartaric acid per liter) is not lower than 2 g / l sugar content, is the type of wine that has the minimum sugar content.
Sangre del Toro or in English Bull's Blood is the Hungarian blend originates from Eger town, is there any similarity in the Torres Sangre Del Toro and Hungarian Bulls Blood or what is the story behind the Torres Bull's Blood?
They are different wine brands.
In the year 1954, Miguel Torres,
was already seeking out the most prized red grapes of the region, Garnacha and
Cariñena, to create a different wine that would express the authentic character
of the land. This led to the birth of "Sangre de Toro", whose name is
inspired by Baccus, Roman god of wine, known in ancient times as "Son of