• 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cru

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 6/29/2015 The French word for ‘growth’. This term has varying meanings depending on the region and the context in which it is used an

  • Vitis Vinifera

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/27/2015 A European or East Asian species of grape vine, the only one of 32 Vitis Species that gives uniformly good wine. The name literally me

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Texture

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term used to describe the mouthfeel of a wine.

  • Terroir

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term widely used in France recently adopted by New World wine growing regions and has been the topic of controversial debate. It may b

  • 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.

  • Structure

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term used to describe the tannin supporting the acid and flavor compounds in a wine without obstacles or flaws.

  • 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

  • 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