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First blue wine, now orange wine

Orange wine is beginning to grow in popularity and make a real impact with consumers, particularly in Canada surprisingly. Ontario is the first alcohol control board to setup regulation specifically relating to orange wine.

So what is orange wine? Or Amber wine, as others call it. Orange wine isn’t made from oranges as some might have thought, but rather it is a white wine made like a red by fermenting the juice on the skins. This process gives the wine a more full-bodied, tannic character, and the depth of the color, which ranges from pale gold to deep bronze, depends on how long the contact is for, anywhere from days to months. Normally orange wine is produced via natural winemaking which can make the outcome challenging but when done properly adds a unique and complex variety to ever batch allowing for a depth of flavor that many white wines lack.

Source: The Guardian, June 2017