Wine and the art of winetasting
Wine is simply the juice or must of the grape after it has undergone the process of fermentation. This may be considered as the most natural and exact definition that can he given of it. It is the definition accepted by the law.
On account of the prevalence of sophistications and the considerable amount of wine that is now made from dried grapes and other saccharine fruits, a more particularized definition of wine is now given ; it may be formulated as follows:
By wine is understood that liquid which is obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of the juice or must of fresh grapes. This must may be fermented in contact or not with the pomace or solid portion of the grapes, without, however, the addition of any extraneous substance or even of substances chemically the same as those that the grapes themselves contain.