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  • natural wine

    natural wine , relative rather than absolute term for wine produced by small-scale, independent growers from hand-picked grapes grown using…

  • natural alcohol

    natural alcohol — defined in eu regulations as the total alcoholic strength of a wine before any enrichment.

  • wine

    wine , alcoholic drink made by fermenting the juice of fruits or berries (see fruit wines). By extension, this most general definition can also…

  • orange wine

    orange wine , distinctive dry and tannic white-grape wine style with links to the contemporary natural wine movement, but inspired by antiquity. As…

  • wine types

    wine types — may be classified in several ways, the most usual being by alcohol level. Those whose alcoholic strength is entirely due to…

  • storing wine

    storing wine — is an important aspect of wine consumption, since wine is relatively sensitive to storage conditions and is one of the very few…

  • organic wine

    organic wine , wine from grapes produced by organic viticulture and processed (fermented) according to standards for organic winemaking, which,…

  • education, wine

    education, wine . Education plays an important part in the production, sale, and enjoyment of a product as complex and, in many countries, as…

  • Integrated Production of Wine

    Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) in south africa is a voluntary environmental sustainability scheme established in 1998. The scheme’s criteria…

  • Eucharist, wine in the

    Eucharist, wine in the . The significance of wine in the Christian sacrament of Eucharist derives from the meanings of wine in the bible and from…

  • philosophy and wine

    philosophy and wine . Wine first played a part in the history of Western philosophy at the symposium of the early Greek philosophers where it…

  • Dutch wine trade

    Dutch wine trade , a major influence on the history of international trade in wine. By the middle years of the 17th century, the Dutch republic had…

  • literature of wine

    literature of wine . The literature that concerns wine specifically, as opposed to references to wine in more general writing (for which see…

  • soil and wine quality

    soil and wine quality . The soil has many attributes that can influence the vine grown in it, and thence the quality and character of both grapes…

  • diet, wine as part of

    diet, wine as part of . Some medical research suggests that wine may be drunk for dietary reasons. Wine contains various vitamins and minerals but…

  • vine varieties, effect on wine

    vine varieties, effect on wine . Of all the factors such as soil, climate, viticulture, and detailed winemaking techniques which have an effect on…

  • health, effects of wine consumption on

    health, effects of wine consumption on . Until the 18th century, wine played a central role in medical practice, not least because it was safer to…

  • minimum intervention

    minimum intervention — See natural wine.

  • pet-nat

    pet-nat , name coined by the natural wine movement for an amorphous group of very varied lightly sparkling wines, usually with some residual sugar…

  • nature

    nature — when applied to a French wine usually means ‘still’. Nature, with a capital N, is viewed by wine producers as friend or enemy and…