Providing nutrients is critical to maintain a healthy, productive, and sustainable vine which directly correlates to quality grape production. Supplying certain nutrients in appropriate levels encourages photosynthesis, and in turn healthy growth. Macronutrients, and some micronutrients, are necessary to quality grape production by encouraging and sustaining a healthy and productive environment. These essential nutrients can be found in soil and the use of fertilizers can reduce or eliminate deficiencies in the vine and encourage quality grape production.
This has been a huge topic recently, and as harvest in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, it's on everyone's minds. Wine faults are known as the presence of a chemical compound, or combination of compounds, that detracts from a wines’ quality.
Sometime we forget all the work that goes on behind the scenes with the wine industry.
Looking at the rows of bottles on the shelf at the liquor store, it's easy to forget the many hands that have made that bottle of wine possible! We've taken into account some of them here, with a little backstage look.
So many different grapes, from so many different regions of Italy, are starting to pop up all over the United States (and the rest of the world). Growing these Italian grapes, and drinking these wines, can have many positive effects.