Thanks to technology allowing winemakers to adjust the level of alcohol in their wine, ripeness and drinkability can both be realized-so, why aren't we talking about it?
by Lance Cutler
Oct 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
I have always understood that technology and Mother Nature are partners when it comes to making wine. Of course, technology is relative. For a time, racking by the full moon was considered technology. The introduction of refrigeration, inert gas technology and stainless steel dramatically changed the way wines were made and the way they tasted. Because wine has a long tradition and history, new technologies are often viewed with suspicion and scorn. Lately, traditionalists have been bombarded w...
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