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Vineyard Vocabulary - An Introduction to the Language of Wine

Vineyard vocabulary delves into the most common words and phrases associated with the the world of wine. A quick reference guide with easy to understand definitions.

Acidity in Wines
A working definition of the acidity found in wine.

Aging Wines
The process of aging wines

Albarino
Albarino spanish wines

Appellations
A working definition of wine appellations.

Aragonez
Aragonez

Aroma
The aroma of wine is a key component of the total wine tasting experience.

Balance
A wine's balance refers to how it handles the key components of acidity, alcohol, tannins and overall flavor does one component overpower the other or do they complement each other with each sip?

Barbaresco
Barbaresco Wines

Beaujolais Nouveau
Beaujolais Nouveau defined.

Biodynamic Wines
Definition of Biodynamic wines.

Bodega
Bodega spanish wines

Body of Wine
Light-bodied, medium-bodied or full-bodied - wines come in a variety of weights and concentrations.

Botrytis
Botrytis

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is a red grape grown in the Bourdeaux and Loire Valley regions of France to produce a fruity, red wine that is delicious both in blended and varietal form.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon wines defined, described and recommended, along with food pairing suggestions to accompany your favorite Cabs.

Carmenere
Carmenere

Cava
Cava spain's sparkling wine

Chablis
Chablis

Chardonnay
Definition of Chardonnay

Charmat Method
Charmat Method

Chateau
Chateau

Chenin Blanc Wines
Chenin Blanc wines defined, described and recommended. Food pairings and pronounciation guide for Chenin Blanc.

Chianti
Chianti

Cinsault
Cinsault

Decant
Decant defined.

Domaine
Domaine

Dornfelder
Dornfelder

Dry
Dry Wine

Fermentation
fermentation wine

Finish
Finish

Fortified Wines
Fortified Wines

Gamay Grape
Gamay Grape

Garnacha
Garnacha spanish wines

Gewurztraminer
An introduction to Gewurztraminer wines.

Grenache
Grenache french wine

Grüner-Veltliner
Gruner-Veltliner

Kerner
Kerner grape varietal

Lagrein
Lagrein

Lambrusco
Lambrusco

Malbec Wines
Malbec wines defined.

Malolactic Fermentation
Malolactic Fermentation

Merlot
Merlot defined.

Muscadet
Muscadet

Müller-Thurgau
Müller-Thurgau

Nebbiolo
The Red Nebbiolo grape gives rise to both Barolo and Barbaresco wines.

Neutral Grape Spirits
Neutral Grape Spirits

Old World Wine
Old World Wine

Organic Wines
Organic wines defined.

Petit Verdot
Petit Verdot

Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah

Phylloxera
Phylloxera

Pinot Blanc
Pinot Blanc wines defined, described and recommended.

Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris

Pinot Noir
Definition of Pinot Noir.

Pinotage
Pinotage

Port
Port wines defined

Resveratrol
Resveratrol

Riesling Wines
Riesling wine definition.

Rioja Wines
rioja wines

Sangiovese
Sangiovese definition of Italy's dominating red grape.

Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc defined, with flavor profiles and food pairing suggestions. Also includes a few key producers to try.

Semillon Wine Grape Varietal
Semillon

Sherry
Sherry Spain

Shiraz / Syrah
Shiraz and Syrah defined, flavors profiled, food pairings suggested and producers recommended.

Solera System
Solera System

Sommelier
Sommelier defined.

Spanish Wine Words
Spanish Wine Words Wines from Spain

Tannin
Definition of tannins in wines.

Tempranillo
Tempranillo grapes

Terroir
Terroir defined

Torrontes Wine
Torrontes Wine

Touriga Nacional
Touriga Nacional

Trebbiano Defined
Working definition of Italy's Trebbiano grape.

Varietal
Define: Varietal. Varietals are the types of wines made from a specific variety of grape. For example, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are two types of varietals.

Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde

Vinification
Vinification

Vino Vocab - A Reference for Italian Wine Terms
Vino Vocab - A Reference for Italian Wine Terms

Vintage
Vintage

Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde

Viticultures
Viticulture definitions and examples.

What is Prosecco?
What is Prosecco?

Wine Fermentation
Wine Fermentation

Wine lees
What are wine lees

Zinfandel
Zinfandel defined.

Fining Wine
Fining Wine

American Viticultural Area (AVA)
American Viticultural Area (AVA)

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