Jarida la Kusafiri #12 - Labour Day
Labour Day celebrations were initiated in the 1880's to commemorate the critical struggle of the working-class individuals all over the world. This special day is marked in the first of May each year in most countries including. Many employers look forward to Labor Day as they await the official address which approves increases of the minimum wage in the country.
In this issue, we thought we would talk about the manufacture of wine.
First things first is the actual making of the glass bottles. The primary ingredients for making glass is sand, soda ash, and or limestone. This is melted at around 1600*C in a huge furnace and conveyed around the factory where it is cut, moulded, and blown. The last steps of the process is checking the glass bottles, where they are weighed and inspected by an expert to see if they fit the requirements.
The next step is the actual picking of the fruits. Fruits are picked and placed in large 'mash tuns' which store the fruit and are later crushed to extract the juices. This forms the base of the wine and sets the tone for how the wine will taste!
Next the wine is mixed with water and yeast to produce the alcohol content. This process is called fermentation and can be done through either in-bottle fermentation or in tank (e.g. the charmot method). If you are making sparkling wine, you can also carbonate the mixture by dissolving carbon dioxide. Towards the end of the fermentation flavours can be added to the mixture depending on your taste buds.
Lastly, the wine is poured into the bottle and stored in a warehouse to be delivered. Some wines are usually kept for years as the longer wine is kept the higher the value and thus the price; this is known as ageing.
Hope you're enjoying your week!!