The Sweet Taste of Ancient Winemaking

September 2009
Spirituality & Health;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p30
The article describes how sweet wines were produced during ancient time. Some of the modern wine-making practices used in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Mediterranean Basin are trellising, pruning, manipulation of grape-skin contact with fermenting juice and fermentation locks. The Toplou Estate cooperative produces sweet red wine using sun-dried grapes. In Santorini, the same technique is also used to produce Vinsanto wine.


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