What Is Wine?

Wine is made from fermented grape juice.

Grapes are picked, crushed and placed in buckets or vats to ferment. The process of fermentation turns the natural sugars in the grape juice into alcohol.

Fermentation can occur naturally, but sometimes winemakers add yeast to help control the process.

The crushed grapes are put through a press, which removes the skins and other sediment. Whether this step is done before or after fermentation, along with grape color, determines whether the it becomes red or white.

Studies have shown that moderate consumption may be good for your heart and circulatory system.  There is also evidence that drinking in moderation may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

The main difference between white and red wine has to do with the color of the grapes used. It also has to do with whether the grape juice is fermented with or without the grape skin. Many countries produce wine. Some of the main regions are in France, Italy, Spain, Chile, South Africa, Australia and California in the US.


RED WINE : Red wine is made with darker red or black grapes, and the skins remain on the grapes during the fermentation process and are fermented with the grape skins and seeds. There are a number of antioxidants found in the skin of grapes, which may make red wine the healthier.


WHITE WINEWhite wine is primarily made with white grapes, and the skins are separated from the juice before the fermentation process. With white wines, there is also a special method where white grapes are fermented with the skins and seeds of the white grapes.

Wines made with this technique are referred to as Orange Wines, and they taste similar to red wines and have tannin. This technique is still quite rare and the wines are unlike any other! To make white wine, grapes are pressed and skins, seeds and stems are removed before fermentation. After this step, it is  aged in stainless steel or oak barrels until it’s ready to be bottled.



Red wine White wine
Calories 125 121
Carbs 4 grams 4 grams
Sugars 1 gram 1 gram
Manganese 10% of the RDI 9% of the RDI
Potassium 5% of the RDI 3% of the RDI
Magnesium 4% of the RDI 4% of the RDI
Vitamin B6 4% of the RDI 4% of the RDI
Iron 4% of the RDI 2% of the RDI
Riboflavin 3% of the RDI 1% of the RDI
Phosphorus 3% of the RDI 3% of the RDI
Niacin 2% of the RDI 1% of the RDI
Calcium, vitamin K, zinc 1% of the RDI 1% of the RDI



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