As stated in my post yesterday, some aspects of appreciation are missed when you don´t realize the tedious process that goes into making products; in this case, wine. From the vine to the shelves, the final consumption can be years after the first grapes of the harvest are picked. Each producer has their wine narrowed down to a science, literally. As you can see from the scientific equipment below, many tests are done to verify the best combination possible. The next time you are in a wine region, whether it be in France, Italy, Spain or even California see if you can get a tour of a production site. If not, many wineries or distributors offer wine tastings. Learn about the different grape varieties, vintages, barrel types, and flavors (you can start learning a bit here). Your next glass of wine will be viewed with a whole new outlook.