What Are ‘Lees’ in Wine?  | Wine Enthusiast

Much like how that ‘drunk uncle at a family gathering’ can add life to the party or overstay their welcome, lees can make or break a wine. “Lees are like the drunk uncle at a family gathering,” says Toni Boyce, owner of BlaQ & Soul. “It gives a beverage life, but if it overstays its welcome, things could turn left quick.” So, what are lees? Where do they come from? As yeast is added to wine, it starts to ferment, converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide as it mixes with the… Read More