Wine and polyphenols Wine is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the bacterial fermentation of grapes harvested from vitis vinifera ; it can be white, rosé or red, depending on the type of grape and the vinification technique, which together determine the quality and quantity of the phenolic pigments.
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What is Alchermes Alchermes (or alkermes) is a liqueur of Arab origin (as can be guessed from the spices with which it is flavored), acquired by the Spanish and spread first in Italy and later in France and in the rest of Europe. The alchermes is red, medium alcohol (about 30 °) and quite sweet. Its basic ingredients are: water, cinnamon, cochineal (red coloring additive of animal origin), mace, cloves, cardamom, vanilla, rose water, granular sugar and pure alcohol (95 °).
The alcopops are drinks belonging to the category of accessory or complementary liquids not classifiable within the 7 fundamental food groups ; the alcopops are therefore alcoholic beverages, therefore they contain ethyl alcohol (albeit in fairly small quantities). Generality The term alcopops (in the singular ALCOPOP) derives from the union of nouns: ALCOHOL + POP (indicating a modern and youthful vision of alcoholic beverages)
Ethyl alcohol Ethyl alcohol is a NON-nutritional macro molecule that provides 7 kcal per gram; it is contained in alcoholic beverages obtained by fermentation (wine, beer, etc.) or distillation (grappa, whiskey, etc.) thanks to the degradation of carbohydrates (both simple and complex) by some microorganisms or yeasts, called saccharomyces
Ethyl alcohol Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is a molecule typical of alcoholic beverages. Its presence in these liquids called accessories (as they are NOT real foods) is attributable to the fermentative action of Saccharomyces yeasts which, proliferating in the substrate and fermenting it (different depending on the alcoholic beverage), hydrolyze the sugars producing: energy + carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) + ethyl alcohol; ultimately, the percentage of alcohol in the beverage also increases with increasing sugars and fermentation time
Generality Beer and overweight: introduction Beer is an alcoholic beverage based on fermented cereal malt, then traditionally flavored with hops. There are many types of beers, different in color, taste, alcohol content and production method. Many people wonder if the beer is fattening. Being a "non-food" that only provides "empty calories" (later on we will better understand what it means), the answer should be positive
What is Chianti Classico? Chianti Classico is an Italian red wine, originally from Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti; since 1984, it has been awarded the DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin), the highest recognition for quality Italian wines. Editorial recognition: Shutterstock
Generality Gin is an alcoholic beverage among the most known, used and marketed in the world. The high alcohol content, which by law must not be lower than 37.5% Vol., Ranks it among spirits products. Gin is a distillate based on wheat and barley fermented and flavored with juniper (binomial nomenclature Juniperus communis )
Generality Grappa and other spirits are probably the "close relatives" of the oldest spirits discovered so far. The historical finds speak of a certain "aqueous water", described by Marius Graecus in the VIII century; this drink was prepared by distilling the wine itself and already in the XVIII century it acquired the name "acqua vitae" (for pharmacological use)
Generality Limoncello is a particular lemon liqueur. It is a yellow-colored drink with a sweet taste, a strong citrus aroma and an alcoholic content that frames it in the group of spirits. The limoncello is typical Italian, as it originates from the Sorrento peninsula (Campania region) and, due to product legislation, must be obtained using PGI lemons grown in the same area
Generality Marsala is a liqueur wine with a Controlled Denomination of Origin, born in the homonymous municipality and produced in the province of Trapani; to be precise, this typical Sicilian product was the FIRST Italian wine to gain this legislative recognition (DOC - from 1969). According to the denomination, all the processing works to obtain the Marsala must take place in the production area; on the other hand, the areas of: Pantelleria, Favignana and Alcamo are excluded from the legitimate territory