, made of fermented
fruit juice, usually from grape
s. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugar
s, or other nutrient
s. Grape wine is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast
. Yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them into alcohol
. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different types of wine.
Wines made from other fruits, such as apples and berries, are usually named after the fruit from which they are produced (for example, apple wine
or elderberry wine) and are generically called fruit wine
or country wine (not to be confused with the French
term vin de pays
Tell me what you drink, and I will tell you what you are
Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and Champagne makes you do them.
A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. 'Much obliged,' said he, pushing the dish away from him, 'but I am not in the habit of taking my wine in pills.'
Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,Sermons and soda-water the day after.
We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana, as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!
Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burn brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweethearts, are surest, and old lovers are soundest.
Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things,—old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Old wood to burn! Old wine to drink! Old friends to trust! Old authors to read!—Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appeared to be best in these four things.
What find you better or more honourable than age? Take the preheminence of it in everything,—in an old friend, in old wine, in an old pedigree.
I love everything that ’s old,—old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.