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Wine (from Latin vinum) is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. Due to a natural chemical balance, grapes ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients. Yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different styles of wine. These variations result from the complex interactions between the biochemical development of the grape, the reactions involved in fermentation, the terroir (the special characteristics imparted by geography, geology, climate and plant genetics) and subsequent appellation (the legally defined and protected geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine were grown), along with human intervention in the overall process. Wine Brielle NJ.
Wine has been produced for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of wine to date was found in the country of Georgia, where 8000-year old wine jars were uncovered. Traces of wine have also been found in Iran with 7,000-year-old wine jars and in Armenia with the 6100-year old Areni-1 winery, which is considered to be the earliest known winery by far. The earliest form of grape-based fermented drink however, was found in northern China, where archaeologistsdiscovered 9000-year old pottery jars. Wine had reached the Balkans by c. 4500 BC and was consumed and celebrated in ancient Greece, Thrace and Rome. Throughout history, wine has been consumed for its intoxicating effects, which are evident at normal serving sizes. Wine Brielle NJ.
Wines made from produce besides grapes include rice wine and innumerable fruit wines, of which some of the best-known are pomegranate wine, apple wine and elderberry wine. Wine Brielle NJ.
Wine has long played an important role in religion. Red wine was associated with blood by the ancient Egyptians and was used by both the Greek cult of Dionysus and the Romans in their Bacchanalia; Judaism also incorporates it in the Kiddush and Christianity in the Eucharist. Wine Brielle NJ.
Wine is usually made from one or more varieties of the European species Vitis vinifera, such as Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay and Merlot. When one of these varieties is used as the predominant grape (usually defined by law as minimums of 75% to 85%), the result is a "varietal" as opposed to a "blended" wine. Blended wines are not considered inferior to varietal wines, rather they are a different style of winemaking; some of the world's most highly regarded wines, from regions like Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley, are blended from different grape varieties. Wine Brielle NJ.
Wine can also be made from other species of grape or from hybrids, created by the genetic crossing of two species. V. labrusca (of which the Concord grape is a cultivar), V. aestivalis, V. ruprestris, V. rotundifolia and V. riparia are native North American grapes usually grown to eat fresh or for grape juice, jam, or jelly, and only occasionally made into wine. Wine Brielle NJ.
Hybridization is different from grafting. Most of the world's vineyards are planted with European V. vinifera vines that have been grafted onto North American species' rootstock, a common practice due to their resistance to phylloxera, a root louse that eventually kills the vine. In the late 19th century, most of Europe's vineyards (excluding some of the driest in the south) were devastated by the infestation, leading to widespread vine deaths and eventual replanting. Grafting is done in every wine-producing region in the world except in Argentina, the Canary Islands and Chile—the only places not yet exposed to the insect. Wine Brielle NJ.
In the context of wine production, terroir is a concept that encompasses the varieties of grapes used, elevation and shape of the vineyard, type and chemistry of soil, climate and seasonal conditions, and the local yeast cultures. The range of possible combinations of these factors can result in great differences among wines, influencing the fermentation, finishing, and aging processes as well. Many wineries use growing and production methods that preserve or accentuate the aroma and taste influences of their unique terroir. However, flavor differences are less desirable for producers of mass-market table wine or other cheaper wines, where consistency takes precedence. Such producers try to minimize differences in sources of grapes through production techniques such as micro-oxygenation, tannin filtration, cross-flow filtration, thin-film evaporation, and spinning cones. Wine Brielle NJ.
Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742
South on the Garden State Parkway:
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 98. Follow Route 34 South Past the first traffic circle. At the Rt 70/34/35 traffic intersection, take Route 35 South, follow the signs to Point Pleasant Beach and you will cross the Manasquan River bridge. Take the first left hand turn just past the Exxon Station heading back to the bridge and make the right onto Broadway which heads directly towards the beach. Farrell’s is on your left hand side. Parking available in the lot in front of the restaurant.
North on the Garden State Parkway:
Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 90, turn right at the exit ramp and follow to Route 70. Turn left on to Route 70 East, following signs to Route 88. Turn right on to Route 88 East and continue east until Route 88 in Point Pleasant Beach leads into Route 35 North. Turn right onto Broadway which heads directly towards the beach.
Farrell’s is on your left hand side. Parking available in the lot in front of the restaurant.
East on Route 195:
East to Exit 35. Continue on Route 34 South. At the Rt 70/34/35 traffic intersection, take Route 35 South, follow the signs to Point Pleasant Beach and you will cross the Manasquan River bridge. Take the first left hand turn just past the Exxon Station heading back to the bridge and make the right onto Broadway which heads directly towards the beach. Farrell’s is on your left hand side. Parking available in the lot in front of the restaurant.