• 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Open

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term used when a wine is showing wide aromatic nuances that are not being obstructed by tannin or flaws.

  • Complex

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term used to describe a wine with a multitude of different flavors and aromas. Complexity can result from a high level of extract, variety