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Articles in Category "Wine Terms"

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 tha...
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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 a...
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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:
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The Appearance of Wine

by Brian Hoffer

What the heck are you talking about?
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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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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 t...
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