The Vintage Effect

Charlotte Adams
Nov 26, 2020 · 7 min read
antique wine bottles
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Around late August in the Northern Hemisphere, grapes start to make their way into cellars. If they’re white, they start to be pressed, or if they’re red they start to be loaded into tanks to macerate. Thus begins a long series of steps that will turn juice into wine. There will be hoses and pumps, transferring liquids from one tank to the next. There will be pieds de cuve, fermentation starter packs full of nutrients and yeast. There will be big…