• 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

  • 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.

  • Beerenauslese

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 German word meaning ‘berry selection’ used when regulating German and Austrian dessert wines. This term when found on a label m

  • Balthazar

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 Large format wine bottle used rarely in French district of Champagne able to hold 16 regular 750ml bottles of wine. 

  • Auslese

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 German term meaning ‘selection’.

  • 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

  • Amabile

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 Italian word meaning ‘Semi-Sweet’ used in regions such as Orvieto and other areas that produce a broad range of sweeter wine st

  • Alte Reben

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A German term used to describe ‘old vines’ that are aged 20 years and older which produce low yields and tend to produce higher

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Sommelier

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A wine professional that is dedicated to constant learning about wine

  • Varietals

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Wines made entirely or principally from a single grape variety showing differing components of aromas and flavors. 

  • Appellation

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A designated region that has been organized by a governing institute to set apart unique growing conditions that are comparable for growing

  • 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

  • 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,

  • Phylloxera

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Known as the ‘burrowing plant louse’ or by its full name ‘Phylloxera Vastatrix’, this vineyard parasite is one of t

  • 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

  • Oenology

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

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