BEVERAGES MARKET: WINE MANUFACTURING
BEVERAGES: WINE PRODUCTION
WINE PRODUCTION: is the process of fermenting grapes (most prevalent) or other fruits / berries; packaging and aging the wine.
SWEETNESS / ALCOHOL CONTENT: are interrelated because grape sugar converts to ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Sweetness decreases as fermentation occurs and more alcohol is produced.
Red wines result from crushed skins, pulp, & seeds of red/purple grapes remain in juice during fermentation.
Pink / Rose wines are produced by removing the “pumice” early in the fermentation period.
White wines are produced by removal of the skins, pulp and seeds before fermentation. This is accomplished by ion exchange from bentonite clays, activated charcoal and anthocyanase enzymes to remove and decolor pigments.