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Given these three main classifications it is an age-old argument as to how wines should be further broken down into the small numbers desirable for a class. Should they be described by ingredient, e.g. Parsnip, sweet, Redcurrant, dry, or by purpose, e.g. Red table wine, dry, Dessert wine, white There are two schools of thought, and the handbook caters for both by giving specimen schedules of all sizes in both systems. It is for you to decide which you prefer.
There are several advantages to using true cider varieties. They tend to have high sugar contents, of up to 15 . They display a range of acidities, from 0.1 to 1 . Their fibrous structure makes it easier to effect pressing and with higher yields of juice. It is possible to store them over a period of several weeks without losing texture, during which period their starch converts into sugar. Finally, they have a high tannin content (perhaps ten-fold higher than in dessert apples), this being important for body and mouthfeel. The polyphenols also inhibit breakdown of pectin, rendering the pulp from bittersweet apples less slimy and therefore easier to process. The cider orchards are different for cider apples. The aesthetic appeal of the appearance and size of the fruit is relatively unimportant when compared with apples that are intended to be sold as eating fruit. Of more significance is the ease with which they can be harvested. The apples are for the most part grown on bush trees...
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Citric acid is the most important acid produced by fungi and the only organic acid produced almost exclusively through fermentation. Widely used in the food and beverage industry, its pleasant acid taste enhances products such as soft drinks, fruit juices, jams, jellies, candies, prepared desserts, and frozen fruits. Citrates are also efficient buffering and chelating agents and are used by the cosmetics industry and in blood transfusion products, effervescent tablets, detergent manufacturing, electroplating, printing, inks, leather tanning, and a host of other applications. With increasing emphasis on nonpolluting chemical products, the market for nature's acidulant is increasing.
But, when all is said and done, it is the taste of the wine which naturally carries the most marks. The flavour of a wine must be agreeable, reasonably redolent of the fruit or source of origin (though not so much as some expect), vinous and invigorating, with sufficient bite, enough acid, adequate strength for its purpose (i.e. aperitif, table or dessert) and the correct degree of dryness or sweetness. It should, above all, be well balanced as between sweetness, acidity and astringency, and be free of bacterial or other faults.
Fortified wines are those to which distilled spirits (containing as much as 95 ethanol) are added to raise the total ethanol concentration to 15 .Not only do these wines contain higher concentrations of ethanol, the source of the ethanol (e.g., brandy) is also important since they may contribute unique flavor compounds to the finished product. Aside from this common feature, however, a variety of quite different fortified wines exist. Included are whites and reds, dry and sweet. Fortification usually occurs during or just after the fermentation. In some wines, the added ethanol may inhibit the yeast and prevent the complete fermentation of sugars, resulting in sweet dessert wines.The most well-known of the fortified wines are sherry and port. Port, first produced in Portugal, is another fortified wine. It is made by adding distilled wine (i.e.,brandy) to the red base wine, thereby raising the ethanol concentration to nearly 20 . Since fortification occurs well before all of the sugars...
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