Welcome to the Wine Guide

This website is a guide to everything you need to know about the delicious world of wine. Everything from the history of wine, to wine grapes and wine accessories. We hope that you find the information on this website useful.

What is wine?

Wine, which comes from the Latin word “vinum”, is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes. Because of the natural chemical balance in grapes, the fermentation takes place without the addition of sugars, water, enzymes, acids or other nutrients. Yeast absorbs the sugar in the grapes which creates ethanol and carbon dioxide. The different styles of wine produced, depends on the types of grapes and strains of yeasts. Wine has been produced for thousands of years, and explorers found 8000-year old wine jars in Georgia (Caucasus) in Eurasia, which is the earliest evidence of wine.