What makes the flavor of wine unique? - Earth.com

What makes the flavor of wine unique?


Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science behind the taste of wine. According to the experts, wine is comprised of 98 percent water and ethanol, and it is only the remaining two percent of the formula that gives wine its unique flavor.

The three main factors that play into a wine’s flavor are grapes, soil, and climate. There are more than 10,000 varieties of wine grapes that produce different tastes and aromas. There are also up to 60 elements in wine that can be traced back to the soil where the grapes were grown. Furthermore, a cold climate gives wine a more subtle flavor, while a warm climate produces a more robust wine.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society

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