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Learning about wine: What are tannins?

What are tannins? Tannins are natural polyphenols found in all plants including grapevines. They are known to have a bitter and astringent taste which makes them undesirable to most animals and humans. For plants, tannins act as...

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What are these Crystals in my wine? Tartrates explained.

The crystals we sometimes find stuck on a cork or the bottom of our wine bottle are called tartrates. Tartrates are a naturally occurring substance formed from tartaric acid. Tartaric acid is the main acid in wine and the one...

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Why are most wine bottles green, is there a reason for that?

The history of green wine bottles. The first-time wine was stored in glass bottles for aging was around 1635-1640. That was the time when more and more glassmakers started to use coal furnaces instead of wood furnaces. Glass...

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All you need to know about Xinisteri and the Fikardos Xinisteri.

Xinisteri is a remarkable grape and has so much potential. It’s a grape that grows only in Cyprus and can be found in all the winemaking regions. Xinisteri represents 28.5% of all grapes grown in Cyprus, making it the most...

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