• 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bentonite

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A specific type of clay found within the Western United States that when ground into a powdery form is an excellent product used for fining

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Aroma

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/23/2015  The fresh, often fruity scent of a young wine. Aroma is distinguished from bouquet, a more complex scent in maturing wines, that is a