Wine Wednesday Words of Advice ~ September 14, 2011 – How to Freeze Grapes for Wine-Making

Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .

Question of the week

THE QUESTION: What is veraison?

THE ANSWER: This is actually a farming term that refers to when red wine grapes start to change their color from the unripe green color to the deep purples seen at harvest. While red grapes obviously change their color one white varietal, Pinot Gris, also goes through veraison. Grape growers use this process too as a mid-season measuring stick of how the vintage is coming along and to gauge when harvest might be.


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!