Wines don’t just magically appear on the shelf of your local liquor store or on the menu of a restaurant. At minimum, a year, if not a decade, is needed from the beginning of a wine grape’s journey until you get the pleasure of popping the cork and pouring the wine into a glass.
We’ve broken this journey into FOUR easy-to-remember phases:
PART 1: Vineyard (growing)
PART 2: Winemaking (fermenting)
PART 3: Aging (cellar or onsite storage)
PART 4: Transportation (ways wine get to you