Here’s the first post of a series I want to do (probably once a week) of short random factoids about wine, wine making or wine drinking. Most people will already know them anyway but still. Anyway, here it is
Did you know…that red grapes can be used to make white or rose wine?
The color of the wine is not necessarily related to the color of the grapes. For instance champagne can be made entirely from red grapes and it will still look clear. The color of the wine comes from the skins of the pressed grapes. When skins are allowed to sit in the pressed juice, they will add color to it. The more you let skins in contact with the juice, the more color the wine will ultimately have.