• 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. 

  • 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.

  • Batonnage

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A French term used to describe the technique of ‘stirring the lees’ in white wine production. Particularly in Chardonnays that

  • 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,

  • Assemblage

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A French term defining the process of blending grape varietals together. Used often in regions such as Bordeaux and Champagne as this proce

  • Ampelography

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 The study and scientific research behind identifying and describing grapevines. Ampelographers are not only trained to seek out variations

  • 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

  • Vintage

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/27/2015 The vintage is the year in which the harvest of the grapes occurred.

  • Astringent

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/23/2015  A mouthwatering sensation associated with tannins, particularly less ripe tannins. While it is often associated with bitterness, astr

  • Vegetal

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/27/2015 Term used to describe green vegetation like qualities in wine such as grass, green bell pepper, and green spices.

  • Region

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A specific designated area of geographical land mass proving unique varietal variation and growth.

  • Young

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 This terms describes a finished wine product in its early stages of bottling and is showing ‘youthful’ expression of proteins b

  • Weight

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Standard measurements applied to grape growing yields are measured predominantly in tons and kilograms. This term is often used in a tastin

  • Ullage

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The head space in a cask or bottle of wine. Too much ullage in a bottle is a sign that the cork has failed, resulting in an oxidized wine,

  • Rough

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A mouthfeel sensation that showcases tannic acid in an aggravated way. Oxygen and acid variation reduces and mitigates the overall palate e

  • Oenology

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 British spelling for Enology.See Enology.

  • Negociant

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 French term for ‘Merchant’ or ‘Shipper’ that indicates a buyer who purchases wines or grapes from a number of sourc

  • Length

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Otherwise known as the ‘Finish’ of a wine, indicates the longevity of flavors that linger  upon the palate. 

  • Fining

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The addition of a precipitating agent to a wine in order to remove or reduce the concentration of one or more unwanted substances. Fining a

  • Enology

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The science of winemaking, including chemical and technical aspects of vinification.