Vinification

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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vinification, the practical art of transforming grapes into wine. In its widest sense, it is synonymous with winemaking, but strictly encompasses only those processes which take place in the winery up to the point at which the élevage of the new wine begins. See also oenology.