Sunday, 17 June 2012


Red wine is made from purple grapes, but white wine is not necessarily made from white grapes. Many white wines are made from purple grapes, but the skins are removed before they color the fermenting juice, called must. The skins contain most of the bioflavonoids, phenols, tannins, and other compounds that give wine its flavor and healthful properties. The longer the must stays in contact with the skins, the deeper the color will be. Some dessert wines are made with specially overripened grapes to achieve a prized sweetness and a rich consistency.
    Four ounces (120 ml) of red wine contain about 80 to 90 calories, compared to 75 to 85 in the same amount of white wine and 175 in dessert wine. Many wines have trivial amounts of minerals ; red wine has a trace of iron.

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