1. What is wine?
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What is wine?
Wine is fermented juice of grapes.
How many types of grape are there?
There are two main types of grapes: white grapes and black grapes.
What is the difference between the skins of white and black grapes?
The skin of black grapes is deeply coloured and contains Tannins.
What is a Tannin?
Tannin is a textural element that makes wine taste dry. It adds both bitterness and astringency, as well as complexity to wine.
What is pulp?
The pulp is the section of a grape where juice is contained. It surrounds and protects the seed.
What does grape juice consist of ?
Grape juice is mostly water, sugar and acid.
What is needed for alcoholic fermentation to take place?
Yeast is needed because the yeast eats the sugar and converts it to alcohol and carbon dioxide.
What is 'alcohol by volume'?
It is the percentage of alcohol within a wine.
What happens to the alcohol and carbon dioxide at the end of the fermentation process?
The alcohol stays in the wine where as the carbon dioxide escapes into the atmosphere.
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