• 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

  • 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

  • Auslese

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 08-03-2017

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • Texture

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

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

  • 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

  • Must

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015  The juice of the grapes before or during its transformation into wine.

  • Mouth-Feel

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Tasting term referring to the tactile impression a wine makes in the mouth. The character of the tannins is the single most popular compone

  • Mature

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term referring to the noticeable aromatic and flavor nuances in an aged wine.

  • Herbaceous

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Aromas or flavors in wine that take on a green vegetal or green spice like nuance.

  • Full-Bodied

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A sensation in the mouth when tasting wine that offers rounded fullness of flavor and feel enhancing larger perception of acids and protein

  • Fruity

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The perception of wine aromas and flavors that impart a unique multi-fruit ensemble.

  • Cuvée

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 From the French word ‘cuve’, meaning ‘tank’: the contents of a vat of wine. There are several different meanings of

  • Crush

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Term used to describe the season and process of post-harvest action of extracting juices from the grape to be fermented and made into wine.

  • Bung

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The stopper of a wine barrel, traditionally made of wood but now more commonly made of plastic used to keep oxygen from entering the barrel

  • Bung Hole

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The opening on a wine barrel that holds the bung sealing the barrel.