Inquiring Winemaker

 

The Tannin Addition Bandwagon

April 2006
 
by Tim Patterson
 
Judging from the recent rise in popularity of tannin additions in California winemaking, you could be excused for thinking grapes from the Golden State must not contain any tannins of their own. And you might be tempted to feel sorry for the poor souls who made wine for nearly 7,000 years without benefit of these apparently indispensable aids.
 

 
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