• Casse

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A foggy like haze that forms in wine containing high levels of iron or copper. This reaction is often more from the machinery and equipment

  • Carbonic Maceration

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 This refers to a method of alcoholic fermentation commonly found in wine growing regions such as Beaujolais and has been adapted by many Ne

  • Capsule

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A seal that is set and placed over the end of the bottle to protect the cork from overexposure to extreme temperatures as well as excessive

  • Canopy Management

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A term used to describe a vine management technique that when applied improves grape quality and involves light interception from the sun.

  • Canopy

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 The green foliage that grows above the vine.

  • Biodynamic

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 This term is used to define and describe wines and techniques used when applying the science of agricultural teachings taught by philosophe

  • Block

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A term used to define and describe a specific section within a vineyard whether it may be different soil types or varietals of grapes.

  • Astringency

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 Describes the sensation of mouth-drying reaction when strong tannic acid or tannin is present in wine. Not to be confused with bitterness,

  • Ascorbic Acid

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 An acid that is found used in stabilizing acids within grape juice, must, and wine contributing to higher properties of Vitamin C and is us

  • Anthocyanins

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 Pigments found in the skins of grapes holding red, purple or blue color. These components are technically termed as ‘flavonoids&rsquo

  • Acetic Acid

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

      When spoilage in wine is pronounced by volatile acidity. Acetic acid is also the main component found in vinegar and is produced when acetic bacteria metabolizes alcohol or even sugar. Oxygen feeds the ba

  • Acidification

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 This is a process of when acid is added to the grape juice, must or wine to balance the overall liquid. Stabilization of tartaric acid is t

  • Negociant

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 6/29/2015 French term for ‘Merchant’ or ‘Shipper’ that indicates a buyer who purchases wines or grapes from a number of sourc

  • Cru

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 6/29/2015 The French word for ‘growth’. This term has varying meanings depending on the region and the context in which it is used an

  • Vinification

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/27/2015 All of the necessary steps by which grapes are made into wine.

  • Chaptalization

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/24/2015 The addition of sugar to grape must in order to increase the alcoholic strength of the wine. Chaptilization is named after a Frenchman name

  • Alcohol

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/23/2015 Of the many forms of alcohol (ethyl, methyl, isopropyl, etc.), only ethyl alcohol is safe to drink and is the key ingredient in alcoholic b

  • Typicity

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Is a term when tasting wine in an analytical context to discern genuine signature characteristics of one specific varietal within its origi

  • Tartaric Acid

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The most important acid in grapes and is the principal cause for tartrates in wine.

  • Spicy

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term used to describe aroma and flavor nuances that showcase more of a dried spice or vegetal spice element or nuance within the wine.