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Articles in Category "Wine Terms"

Wine Glossary: Drinking in the Greek Language

by Jennifer Jordan
Every wine producing region in the world has its own lingo. The French have terms for wine that the Hungarians don't, the Americans have terms for wine that the Australians don't, and the Italians...
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Aromas and Flavors I

by Brian Hoffer
Aromas and flavors are very difficult to describe, especially since we rarely even attempt to do so outside the context of wine. Unless you're a food analyst working for Campbell's, chances are that...
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Aromas and Flavors II

by Brian Hoffer
Buttery-- Buttery aromas and flavors exist in wines that have undergone malolactic fermentation, a process that sometimes follows a wine's alcoholic fermentation. In the malolactic process, bacteria...
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Structure and Texture I

by Brian Hoffer
In the first series of my articles on Tasting Terms, I discussed the meaning of the words we use to describe how wines smell and taste. Here in Wine Structure and Texture I, we get into structure and...
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Structure and Texture II

by Brian Hoffer
Now, with the concepts in hand from Structure and Texture I, we're ready to tackle the lingo: Tight/Firm/Closed-- A reference made mainly to a wine's tannin, but also often to acidity. A tight or...
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The Appearance of Wine

by Brian Hoffer
What the heck are you talking about? So in the interest of trying to assure that you do know what we're talking about when we describe wines, I present here a primer on just that. Originally...
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Wine Terms For the Scared

by Jennifer Jordan
For whatever reason, wine has become a drink that some people fear. Some people are simply too scared to approach it, looking at a bottle the same way they used to look at the popular girl or boy...
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