• Bodega

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 Spanish term for ‘wine cellar’ used to describe above ground wine storage rather than below ground. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • Antioxidants

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 Components in red wine specifically that carry polyphenols, flavonoids and non-flavonoids which can also be found in cocoa, tea, fruits, nu

  • Acetic Acid

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 When spoilage in wine is pronounced by volatile acidity. Acetic acid is also the main component found in vinegar and is produced when aceti

  • 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

  • Body

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/27/2015  Term referring to the weightiness of a wine, derived largely from the degree of alcohol and the amount of extract. Strictly speaking, it is an element of style rather tha

  • Yield

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A term used to describe the harvest of grapes brought in to the production of the winery. Yields are managed throughout the growing season

  • 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.

  • Phenolic Compounds

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A group of highly reactive compounds very important in wine as they include anthocyanins which are responsible for color, tannin and many f

  • Oxidation

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Wine oxidizes when it incorporates oxygen and loses hydrogen ions. A limited amount of oxygen is necessary for fermentation and for the pro

  • Malic Acid

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 One of the natural acids in grapes, often contributing an apple-like note.

  • Full-Bodied

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A sensation in the mouth when tasting wine that offers rounded fullness of flavor and feel enhancing larger perception of acids and protein

  • Dry

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A dry wine contains no noticeable residual sugar. All wines start out as very sweet grape juice and become dry when yeast converts all of t

  • Demi-Sec

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 French for ‘semi-dry’; a grade of sweetness used in French Champagne region. This term can be somewhat misleading because it ac

  • Corked

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A wine which displays undesirable aromas introduced by faulty corks is said to be “corked” or “corky”. The compound

  • Closed

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A mouthfeel sensation that gives off the feeling of tightness to the wine. Breathing a wine or decanting a wine can offer oxygen to help op

  • Citric Acid

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 One of the main complex acid compounds that creates vivacity and brilliantly bright overtones in both white wine and red wine. 

  • Bordeaux

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The most world famous region in France showcasing both elegance and power in red wines being praised and imitated worldwide.

  • Blend

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A combination of 2 or more grape varietals to make a wine. Blended wines are historically challenging to create balance between all varying