Day: September 15, 2019

History Of Wine

History Of Wine

Origin Of The Word Wine

The wine comes from the Latin word, vinu, which in turn comes from vena, Hindu word meaning friend, loving, beloved. 

Many people may not know that meaning and some people consider wine as a companion.

No drink should be considered companion or loved one. The consumption of any alcoholic beverage to drown his sorrows is not recommended.

Wine is an alcoholic beverage and should be consumed in moderation enough.

Some attribute the culture of the vine the passage of man from his nomadic to sedentary state. Because they are laborious and difficult, vineyards demanded that the nomadic tribes showered up, giving rise to the first cities. The wine, beverage obtained 

by fermenting the juice of grapes, has a busy and extremely interesting history.

“Wine is a gift of nature, which is revealed in its fullness, if any effort, dedication and love.” Raoul Blodin, French winemaker

Definition Of Wine

The wine, by definition, is the product of the alcoholic fermentation of grape must. 

Unlike the old man, we know, since 1860 and thanks to Louis Pasteur, the wine is not the product of chance or a godsend, but that is produced by fermenting microorganisms. 

Fermentation occurs when the natural bark of ripe break, allowing the yeast to penetrate the fruit and triggering process. 

In winemaking, the grapes are crushed fresh suffering invasion of yeast, which mainly attack the fruit sugars, forming from them, ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. Numerous other substances will form in the process according to the grape employed, the type of yeast and fermentation. 

The thick liquid formed by fruit juice, fragments of stems, the grape skins, seeds and pulp, after the fresh fruit is crushed, is what is called wort, which is the “raw material” of wine. 

When tasting the various wines we find a variety of flavors – from bush cut the stable, through coffee, berries and more – and flavors that can frustrate or delight the palate, this is due to the nearly 500 natural chemicals, including alcohols , sugars, acids, etc.. suffering a multitude of different combinations, producing a huge constellation of wines for the pleasure of those who relish. 

To ensure even more complexity to the manufacture of wine, and the factors called “chemical”, external agents such as climate and soil variation guarantee the impossibility of having two identical crops, even if originating from the same producer.

The Persian Legend About The Origin Of The Wine

A legend about the wine that seems curious is the Persian, reported by Omar Khayyam

Jamsheed was a Persian king at whose court the grapes were preserved in jars so they could be eaten out of season. On one occasion, one of the pitchers began to exhale a strange smell, and the grapes it contains foaming, so the kettle was put aside for anyone to poison. A young harem, suffering terrible headaches, decided to commit suicide by drinking “poison”, only that instead of causing his death, the brew brought peace and a sleep that gave him strength. The king, after hearing the story of young commanded to make a larger quantity of wine, so he and his court could take it.