[ wahyn-mey-king ]


  1. the procedures and processes carried out in the making make and maturing of wine; viniculture; vinification.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of winemaking1

First recorded in 1805–15; wine + making
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Example Sentences

Just a few years ago, any discussion of environmentally friendly winemaking centered on sustainable, organic or biodynamic viticulture.

Avignonesi is an old estate whose current ownership has spent the past decade modernizing the winemaking, emphasizing organic farming and bottling several single-vineyard Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

So by praising producers who are good to the environment, the publication hopes to drive home the point that “sustainable winemaking is highly compatible with quality of taste,” Achard said.

There’s a bit of anti-modernism and anti-technology ideology to this winemaking approach, but at heart it’s a counter-reaction to boomer wine and the idea of fermented grape juice as a luxury lifestyle statement.

The newest Champagne, dubbed “PN,” was developed following a challenge within the winemaking team and is part of an ongoing series.

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Nowhere else in the world has this philosophy of winemaking been taken to such a level of detail.

Here he also mastered winemaking skills that led to his becoming the Robert Mondavi of his day.

And finally, and perhaps most especially, winemaking was a perfect way to travel and see the world.

Do you notice any changes in the winemaking style and philosophy in the Napa Valley?

Phylloxera struck in the late 19th century, and in the 20th century, Soviet winemaking mandates encouraged quantity above quality.





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