09/29/13 2:30pm
Photo by Louisa Hargrave

Photo by Louisa Hargrave

Everybody knows that the best wine is made from ripe grapes. Or is it? Different wine styles depend on a range of considerations. Chardonnay used for sparkling wine, for example, should have more acidity and less “fruity” character than chardonnay for a rich, oaky style; the fruit will be picked with different criteria in mind. (more…)