The concern for a healthier diet and a healthy lifestyle is also a concern for the wine culture.
Today we know that the tannins in red wines - when practiced a moderate consumption- help keep our arteries clean, preventing cardiovascular disease.
Recent studies have also shown that resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of red grapes, may help slow aging and prevent geriatric diseases such as Alzheimer's
Various studies have shown that people in countries that follow the Mediterranean diet and therefore consume wine in moderate amounts have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. This led to the scientific community to study this in depth, comparing data from different European countries with often surprising results and contradictory at the same time. Such is the case of France. It was ironic that the French had high cholesterol levels (due to consumption of butter, cream and cheese) and yet present a low death rate from heart problems. This fact is called "the French paradox."
Later, it was observed that the French, unlike the inhabitants of the Nordic countries, have meals with a glass of red wine.
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Obtained by complete or partial fermentation of fresh grapes or fresh grape juice, the vine is the plant that normally does not reproduce by seed but by cuttings obtained from the same plant. Blooms in spring and bears mature fruits in late summer, early autumn. The root collar leaves the main body of the plant, usually called strain.
The main trunk is branching in primary and secondary arms, which when sprouted are called "pámpanos" and then, when mature become hard and woody are called "branches". Also the vid has thin extensions, which are rolled and are used to fix the plant, called "tendrils" (zarcillos).
The flowers of the vine will become later on fruit. Sprout all together in clusters. Then the flower develops and each becomes a grape, grouped in a cluster.
Tiny, sweet, pitch-black (black grape) or green (white grape) are very satisfactory for the human diet, especially the first one.
It is a small round fruit, very famous, the fruit of the vine, although their properties are not too widespread.
It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B (predominating B1, B2 and B6) and vitamin E, phosphorus, calcium and iodine.
Especially the black grapes are rich in potassium and folic acid. The white grape is rich in magnesium. It is very good as a regulator of intestinal motility, for its fiber, to detoxify the body, and its high water content is prescribed for kidney disease.
For those who need to increase their physical performance, it has a lot of carbohydrates.
PROPERTIES OF THE GRAPE
The film or skin
The film or skin encloses the pulp and seeds of grain.
It is a thin elastic membrane that is stretched as the grape grows.
When the grain reaches maturity, the film is very thin, so much so, that breaks easily during harvest.
From a chemical standpoint, the film contains water, cellulose, some organic acids, minerals, and finally two very important groups of substances in red wines, tannins and coloring matter.
The seeds are usually found inside the berry, they are usually four, since it's originated from both ovaries of the flower, and each ovary has two eggs. But because fertilization is not perfect, the number of seeds varies from one to four. Some, like Sultanina possess no seeds, it's called apirenia
The seeds contain numerous substances, which enter the wine during fermentation. The most important are: tannins, oils and fats.
The pulp is the main grape (occupies 83% to 92% of the wine).
Consists of cells filled up with water plus other constituents such as sugars, acids, nitrogenous substances and minerals, which then become part of the must from which it begins to make wine.
In red wines, the wine is fermented in the presence of the solid parts of the grape, as the skins, pulp and seeds.
WOMEN AND WINE
The bunch of grapes has two parts: a call woody stalk and grains or berries.
• the stalks form the skeleton of the cluster.
• The berry is of utmost importance to us, because depending on their constitution, you get a specific kind of wine.
The ripe berry or grain consists of:
• Skin or skin film
• And pulp.
The bunch of grapes
Poem for Wine
They say that wine lovers and Love will be condemned,
The world of wine has traditionally been a predominant male world, but this consideration of wine is changing with the emergence on the scene (not behind the scenes where women's hand acted for some time) of major female referents.
The historical impact of women in wine has always appeared blurred, with irregular strokes. Perhaps the first historical references related to females in wine industry would be sought in France, there shines two women, they knew, how to fin a spot in a monopolized market segment of men.
The first female figure that comes to mind is that of Nicole Barbe Ponsardin, Cliquot widow, who, in the death of her husband, forged the brand of the most important Champagne in history. This woman improved the champenoise method employed by Pierre Perignon, devising the disgorgement as a remedy to remove any remaining fermentation in the bottle. The slaughter of sparkling wine bottles still continues to perform today.