I’ve been answering wine queries on the question and answer site Quora. I’ll share some of the most interesting questions I’ve been asked and, of course, my answers. I limit myself to spending a couple minutes on each response, not doing any research or “cheating.” I rely on my experience and opinion, which is probably not a bad way handle most things.
Question: Does wine continue to ferment in the bottle?
Answer: Yes. Some of it does intentionally, like Pét-Nat. These wines are bottled while fermentation is still going on, which makes them fizzy and delightful. But also volatile, as it’s quite a risky process.
But still wines that are bottled and continue to ferment in the bottle unintentionally? That referment is bad.
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