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All You Need To Know About Spirit Wines

All You Need To Know About Spirit Wines

Moderate wine consumption produces a better balance of these two. Additionally, wine has an anti coagulation effect which makes the blood less likely to clot. The health benefits of drinking alcohol can’t be underrated. Mainly because of the evidence that it can greatly prove your health. However, not all alcoholic beverages can

provide healthful gains. Between wines and spirits, wines provide more healthful benefits compared to spirits. Generally, spirits refer to purified or extracted alcohol. Usually heating a “fermented liquid” do the process of distilling alcohol.  The liquid is made to disperse in the air making it change from a liquid state to a gas or vapor. Then  it squeezed back into its liquified form. Learn the art of Wine Tasting. Spirits are generally made from any natural material. It can be “fermented” to produce alcohol. You could surmise that wine with a little percentage of alcohol. Which can be transformed into spirits by increasing its alcohol content and decreasing its liquid substance.

Measurements

Forms of any organic substance including wines distills spirits. Also with the abundance of alcohol content, these particular types of beverages are measured and assessed depending on their alcohol content. Most countries that manufacture spirits use a particular means of measurement. The common way is to use the“Gay-Lussac system” or measuring the spirits according to “alcohol by volume” or ABV.

Example:

a particular spiritssium and low in sodium. Red wines have more of these elements. Because due to the juices longer contact with the grape skins. Red wines are also rich in Vitamin B which comes from the grape skins as well. That is classified as 60% ABV means that it has 60% alcohol. In the United States, spirits or any alcoholic beverage are classified in accordance to their alcohol content by using “proof of scale.”  The “proof” of an alcoholic beverage, particularly spirits, has their ABVs doubled. For instance, if a spirit has a 30% ABV. Then it is classified as 60% proof.

Classifications

Spirits are, basically, classified according to the kind of fermenting material. In the process of fermentation and distillation use spirit. To know more about the classification of spirits, here is a list that can help you out:

1. Brandy

From “fermented” grape sap make that this is a type of spirit. The alcohol contents of brandy are generated from a meticulous distillation process of grape juices. Which mostly from wines.

2. Gin, Vodka, etc.

Distilled beers are generates these spirits. Grains are makes these spirits naturally.

3. “Fortified wines”

These are special kinds of spirits made from a combination of “fermented wine” and extracted spirits. Which are, more often than not brandy.

These are just a few of the many classifications of spirits. They may differ from the kinds of materials that they have originated from. But they are all extracted and distilled to produce alcohol. That is why they are known as spirits. Chemical and food experts have known for years that wine contains rich deposits of vitamins, minerals, and natural sugars. Which are often beneficial to good health. Wine is also rich in pota.

A World Of Wine At Your Fingertips

A World Of Wine At Your Fingertips

Many wine drinkers dream of finding an exciting discovery from far-off lands at a great price … unfortunately the reality is usually wildly different. Today a few large wineries produce the majority of bottles you find on the high street and names like Hardys and Blossom Hill dominate the supermarket shelves.

Many wine merchants and supermarkets are simply looking to secure the best price possible on easy-drinking, bulk wines from a large manufacturer. So if you want something a little different it’s not much use scanning the shelves in your corner shop or local supermarket – all you’re likely to find is mass-produced wine made for simple glugging! However there is hope … the advent of

the Internet and growing interest in wine (especially in the UK) has made it far easier (and cheaper!) for the average wine consumer to order interesting wines. A quick search for wine online reveals a number of wine merchants offering a vast range of bottles with handy information about each one. According to online monitor Hitwise, websites operated by Laithwaites receive more online hits than those of any other wine merchant. Browse laithwaites and you will find wines from established winemaking countries such as France and Spain as well as far-flung destinations.

There’s Pinot Grigio from Hungary and Romania, Brazilian fizz, dessert wines from Greece, Chilean Sauvignon plus that most difficult of grapes – Pinot Noir – from Patagonia. You can even try an English fizz should the mood take you closer to home.It seems Laithwaites are thriving on variety and Leading wine magazine Decanter voted them their Wine Merchant of the Year in 2007. Wine lovers must hope that other wine merchants follow suit and offer more character-driven wines from distant shores …

A Little Red Wine Could Take You A Long Way!

A Little Red Wine Could Take You A Long Way!

Benefits of drinking wine

Longevity interests a lot of people who aren’t ready to give up their lives, just yet. Who look to healthy alternatives to culturally defined eating patterns and health care.  Peoples have recommended the benefits of drinking wine for a while .  Someones thinks which, to be the reason why the French can get away with eating a high fat diet. They enjoying a low rate of coronary disease.

Case study

A few years ago, a study by French research team also found something. That is the men who regularly drank at least two glasses of wine daily were 50 percent less likely than non-drinkers to suffer a second heart attack. Previous studies with yeast, a small species of worm, and fruit flies. Which have shown that resveratrol — a polyphenol antioxidant found in grapes, especially red grapes. Also particularly in northern latitudes pinot noir grapes are grow and used in wines coming from New York, Washington, and Oregon — is a life-extending compound.

In a new study from Italy, resveratrol has been used to increase the life span of a short-lived breed of tropical fish by more than 50%. Not only did fish given resveratrol in their food live longer than the control group, they stayed livelier as they aged and displayed better memory in stimulus/response tests. And the neurons in their brains didn’t decay as quickly when they died and were dissected.

What is resveratrol

Resveratrol, an organic compound contained in the skins of grapes that protects them from disease. The wine making process extract resveratrol from grapes. The wine becomes a preservative for the resveratrol and prevents its oxidation. That’s why drinking grape juice or eating raisins doesn’t have the same effect; the resveratrol has neither been extracted nor preserved.

It’s also been shown that resveratrol in food supplements oxidizes upon exposure to air and loses its effectiveness.  Red wine may truly be a ‘wondrous drug!’  Other studies have shown that wine, especially red wine, can help prevent colds, increase the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, lower the risk of Alzheimer’s, reduce the size and number of fat cells in the body, reduce the risk of prostate cancer, and has anti-inflammatory properties to boot.

Conclusion

Drug companies are trying to copy Red wine may truly be a “wondrous drug!”, but might not be able to preserve it’s health-preserving benefits. Besides, resveratrol is freely available in red wine and not patentable as such.

A Little Wine Goes A Long Way

A Little Wine Goes A Long Way

Changing to a healthier diet needn’t mean you miss out on the good things in life …

A question of balance:

You’ve embarked on a diet – and have even discovered some exciting new recipes – but what about wine? According to doctors, a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so much so that heart attack patients in one Wiltshire hospital were given two glasses a day during their stay. It’s also a great stress reliever, helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. The secret is moderation – but by drinking less you can afford a few special bottles and expand your wine horizons.

A world of choice:

Start by taking a grape variety you know, then work your way through different examples from around the world. Lovers of Aussie Chardonnay, for instance, might ring the changes with rich, barrel-matured white Burgundy. If you’ve already discovered fruit-filled Chilean Cabernet, then you really need to try the aristocratic reds of Bordeaux. Find out for yourself why the wines of New Zealand have become so popular. Also experience the everlasting appeal of Burgundy. Just a few rungs up the price ladder, flavours become more intense. Which making it far easier to stick to a single glass!. When exploring, don’t be afraid to ask questions of waiters or shop staff – if properly trained they will be full of useful advice. The very cheapest wine is rarely the best value for money. Excise duty, VAT, transport and packaging are virtually the same. Whether it’s a basic vin de table or from a prestigious estate. By paying a little extra – say $5 to $7 – you get a big increase in wine quality.

The easy option:

More people are ordering their wine online thanks to the convenience and range of wines on offer. Online wine merchants invariably provide more information about their wines than you will find on the label when perusing the supermarket shelves. Laithwaites were voted UK Independent Wine Merchant of the Year 2007 and have seen their online orders increase rapidly in recent years. It isn’t hard to see why – a quick look at their website reveals a wide range of wines with helpful descriptions about each bottle. Ordering is simple, each selection is delivered direct to your door and every bottle is covered by a full money-back guarantee. With expert wine merchants available at your fingertips it has become a whole lot easier to enjoy better wines at very competitive prices. Avoid cheap supermarket wine and you’ll discover a little good wine really does go a long way. You may find that you shed those unwanted pounds and your health, not to mention your palate, improves too! More information can be found at our site.

5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

Do you enjoy drinking wine? Do you consider yourself to be a wine enthusiast? If so, have you ever visited California wine country? If this is a trip that you have yet to make, you will want to consider adding it to your to-do list. After all, California wine country is most well known for its large number of wineries and all of the great activities they hold. [Read More…]

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

After a recent visit, one of our customers sent us a nice email. 

My wife and I and our close friends recently discovered wine tasting. We had never thought to spend a day touring the many wineries that surround our home town. Recently, however, when some friends came in from out of town and suggested that they might like to go wine tasting we made the arrangements and set off for a day of unknown adventure. [Read More…]

The Joys Of White Wine

The Joys Of White Wine

Red wines have been very popular lately, thanks to medical reports about their antioxidant and heart-protecting properties. It’s true that red wines are amazing, but that doesn’t mean the other less noticed kinds of wine are bad. White wines are in fact divine, when it comes to their subtle aroma and taste it’s more than the senses with a right amount of sweetness and delicately combined with mild sources. [Read More…]

Aging Wine

Aging Wine

Aging wine allows many of the components of the wine to mellow out over time, and bring a harmonious balance to the flavor.

Wine HangoverWine is a complex substance. Open a bottle of it now, and it may taste fine. Open a bottle of the same wine several years from now, and the wine becomes something else entirely. Rough edges in the flavor will have smoothed out and the overall flavor of the wine will be more balanced and mellow. [Read More…]

Buy California Wine

Buy California Wine

Most of the American wines are mass-produced general wine; often having the brand name of the region where these are produced.

About 90 percent of American wines are produced in California region. The cold areas like Napa Valley, Sonoma Country etc are the primary wine producing regions. The most prestigious wine in California is the Pinot & Chardonnay from the central coast area of Lompoc. This wine is almost equal to any classic European wine. The California wines have higher alcoholic contents, aroma & flavor compared to any European wine. [Read More…]

7 Tips To Get Rid Of A Wine Hangover

7 Tips To Get Rid Of A Wine Hangover

How about teaming up your favorite meal with the best of wine this weekend? It sounds like a great idea but you might overindulge, and, well, you may not mind this but what about the wine hangover you have to face, the other morning. How about spending your entire Sunday afternoon sitting inside the bathroom, with one hand on your forehead and the other on your stomach? Scary isn’t it? [Read More…]

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

Although customarily one would choose a white wine to go with fish, there are some people who might want to have red wine instead. A person’s personal preference for red wine may lead him or her to make the wrong decision when it comes to serving wine with fish, especially some of the white varieties. It’s important to know what you can and cannot serve with fish when it comes to red wine. If you do not choose properly, you may find the flavor of the fish negatively affected by your poor choice. [Read More…]

Have You Tried Local Wines?

Have You Tried Local Wines?

You may have your favorite imported French wine or that exquisite Italian red wine you love. Yet, you may find that your local area also has more than a few wine choices available to you, too. Local wine may be a great investment for the individual who is looking for quality wines that may have a new twist in taste or be something that is excellent in flavor to match local dishes. Take some time to find out if there are local wines made within your own state that could be added to your wine collection. You may be surprised at what you do find. [Read More…]

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Most people know you should choose white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat, but what about dessert wine? Is there a protocol for choosing a dessert wine? One of the most important things to remember is to not serve desserts that are so sweet that they give the wine an overpowering taste. You want to choose a wine that will complement your dessert and add to an already elegant taste. If you do anything less you are not doing a service to your dessert, wine or guests. [Read More…]

Red or White: Making the Right Decision

Red or White: Making the Right Decision

When it comes to wine, choosing the right one can sometimes create a challenge. Should you choose red or white? When and why? Certainly, there is protocol such as red wine with red meat and white wine with white meat, but is that always necessary? Some people prefer to simply serve their wine of choice without worrying about choosing a wine to go with a particular meal and though that may be fine in most cases, there are times when it might not be acceptable. For instance, a red fruity wine with fish may cause a metallic taste if the wine includes tannin. That means if you want to serve red wine with fish you have to make sure you choose one that does not include tannin. [Read More…]

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

Alright, the holidays have passed and needless to say youíre tired of turkey, ham or roast beef or whatever and now you maybe watching your diet after indulging yourself. So here are some quick and easy food ideas that keeps calories in mind but are still good and are a nice change of pace. If youíre really trying to watch your calories then try to keep the wine to only one glass a day and not too late at night the reason for this is that wine contains alcohol which will slow your bodyís ability to burn calories. Of course, you can always forget the wine but just remember you might not enjoy your meal as much.

We hope that you enjoy these food recipes and they give a nice change to your meal ideas and nice change of pace. There can be many benefits to adding wine to your meal it can enhance your dining experience with the proper wine food matching. [Read More…]

Different Approaches to Wine Tasting

Order of Tasting

When you have a wine tasting party or you taste wine with your friends it is very important to serve the wine in the proper order. The appropriate order of wine tasting goes like this. Elderly tasters are always served first, no matter what the gender is. Women will be served next. The men should be served after the women. The host is always served after everyone in the room has a glass.

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Wine Glass Choice & Care

Choosing a Wine Glass

When choosing wine glasses it is important to think about a few things. You usually want a large bowl on your wine glass when tasting red wines. This gives you adequate room on the glass to swirl the wine and more of a surface area. These glasses should allow you to pour in from 10 to 20 ounces of wine in them. The best red wine glasses are oval shaped and they narrow slightly at the top of the glass. [Read More…]

History of the Lompoc Wine Factory

Below is a timeline of progress on the Lompoc Wine Factory.

 

Lompoc Wine Factory Lease Signed

July 1, 2015

Lompoc Wine Factory Lease Signed

Lease signed for the new Lompoc Wine Factory production facility & tasting room. The Lompoc Wine Factory will be a co-op style wine production center with multiple winemakers, winemaking equipment, and storage facility. The first Lompoc Wine Factory residents will be CORE Wine Company, & Bedford Winery.

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New Bottling Equipment Arrives

April 1, 2016

New Bottling Equipment Arrives

Lompoc Wine Factory has purchased new bottling equipment from Vintners Vault. This includes a 6-Line Bottle Filler with automation sensors. A sparge gas & clean station, and a single auto-corker. We also have already in-house a filter, destemmer, and multiple tanks for blending, racking, and bottling.

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New Resident Turiya Wine

August 1, 2016

New Resident Turiya Wine

Newest resident Turiya Wine has moved into the Lompoc Wine Factory. Winemaker and owner, Angela Soleno, captures the essence of making wine on a small scale with each bin, fermenter, vineyard block, and barrel getting her personal attention with touch, smell, and taste. The end result: dramatically fine-tuned wines. Turiya only produces red wines and specializes in Bordeaux varietals. Here you will find blends, as well as extremely small releases of single cultivars.

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Building Sign Installed

September 19, 2016

Building Sign Installed

Soft Opening

December 10, 2016

Soft Opening

Lompoc Wine Factory celebrates the progress of 2016 with a soft-opening!

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Wine Press on Site

August 3, 2017

Wine Press on Site

In preparation for Harvest, Lompoc Wine Factory has brought a 1-ton wine press to the facility

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