Wine aging: differences with aging

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What is wine aging

Although often confused, wine aging and wine refinement are two different processes. Aging refers to the period of time during which wine is stored in wooden barrels before being bottled and offered for sale. During this period of time, the wine undergoes chemical and organoleptic changes that make it more complex and mature.

Wineaging, on the other hand, is the period of time during which the wine is kept in the bottle after being bottled and continues to evolve and improve, developing new nuances of aroma and taste.

In general, wine aging is a longer process and can last for years or even decades, while wine aging is shorter and can last only a few months.

Best practices for refinement

As with aging, some simple but basic rules should be followed when refining wine. First, it is always good to hold the bottle horizontally so that the cork does not dry out. Exposure of the bottle to sources of illumination, whether artificial or natural, should then be avoided. Finally, it is necessary to keep the temperature moderate and stable throughout the aging period. There is no need to stir the contents of the bottle.

Learn more about how to age a bottle of wine.

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