Wine Making Process Is A Symbol Of Prestige And Culture

10/12/2015 14:04

Wine Making Process Is A Symbol Of Prestige And Culture

Wine culture is so rich and vibrant that, historians, poets and every art lover from all around the world have praised it terms of its texture and taste. In ancient world this drink was a symbol of luxury, and not many people could afford this drink. But thanks to the evolved technologies by man, this drink is now a major source of health and lifestyle in the society. It is as prominent today as it used to be earlier. It is a quite obvious fact that drinking holds certain social decorum and decency and consuming it implies a class and high standard of living.

While winemaking has gone through several changes before being designated as a prestigious drink, wine makers also play a vital role in the process. Wine making is concluded as one of the arts that involves the work of your sensory organs simultaneously. Serious winemaking involves, having a connection with the product, understanding its source and most importantly having to understand the people and place of its origin. The wines werepreferred alternatives to liquid accompanying food in the ancient times. And that practice is, even more, popular today. When it is the handcrafted wine you are talking about, the winemaker has to take good care of the sugar levels in the vineyards.

Though the progress of science and technology, has kept no room for guesswork in the process of wine making, it still is a matter of prestige. Technology is now helping the winemakers to carefully regulate the color, acid level of the drink by carefully controlling the temperature of fermentation. Winemakers now have the liberty to add flavor and texture to the drink by using commercial yeasts. Moreover, the spread of bacteria can now be stopped with the help of detection and removal process before it damages the wine. Thus, now the courses of wine making now include chemistry as one of the main subjects. 

It is a major cause of celebration for the wine lovers, as science and development in technology have removed guesswork and intuition from winemaking. As a result, now the winemakers can produce a consistent variety of wine, which is higher than the average level. But apart from all these technical factors, wine making is still considered an art. The winemaker’s judgment for fine handcrafted wine is an art and science has nothing to do with it. Science can only help a creator to achieve its aim, but it cannot determine the aim.

Only the experience of a winemaker can decide how a french vintage should taste like and to evaluate the potential of the grapes that can help achieve the purpose. Precise measurement of the components helps the wine to develop, but it is only the aesthetic judgment of the winemaker that can establish the wine to be good or bad. Thus, it is a quite clear fact that the knowledge of science helps the winemaker to avoid mistakes in the process of winemaking, but the deciding on the aesthetic factor is largely considered as a matter of art.