Wine blending is the process of combining wines made of different varietals or in different years. The goal is to create a wine that is better than its single ingredients. Blends are very common in the world of wine, and many great wines are blended. To understand why winemakers blend wines and how they do it, we’ll learn the details with expert commentary from William (Alex) Van Amburg. Together we’ll learn about reasons for blending wine, different types of blending, which grapes are used, how wine is blended (acidity level, sweetness, alcohol level, flavors, complexity, balance, how winemakers find the best wine blending recipe, when is best time to blend wine, and taste some great wine blends in the process.
Read more about it in the November WineMinder!
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