• Barrique

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A specific style of oak barrel  traditionally used in the Bordeaux region of France and its use in growing in popularity worldwide. Ty

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bin

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 07-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 7/10/2015 A specific lot of wine set aside from a growers regular production and sold separately. Term used mostly in Australia.

  • 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

  • Bitter

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A harsh taste sensation that relays a tight non-sweet, non-salt, non-sour like characteristic.

  • Blend

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A combination of 2 or more grape varietals to make a wine. Blended wines are historically challenging to create balance between all varying

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • Bordeaux

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 The most world famous region in France showcasing both elegance and power in red wines being praised and imitated worldwide.

  • Botrytis

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A mold which is a blessing and a curse to the wine world. Technically known as ‘Botrytis Cinerea’ and in layman’s terms i

  • Bouquet

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A term often used interchangeably with aroma to refer to any of the various aromatic compounds found in a particular wine. Some members of

  • Breathing

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Allowing oxygen to infiltrate wine to create smoothness of tannic acid to mitigate harsh tightness in mouth feel that can also inhibit flav

  • Brettanomyces

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 A spoilage yeast often referred to as ‘Brett”. It is common in most parts of the world and at lower concentrations can impart n

  • Brilliant

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 Bright sensation of either sight, aromas, and flavors. A term synonymously used to describe high acid levels in wine.

  • Brut

    Author: Zeke Quezada Date: 10-03-2017

    Author: Lamar Engel Date: 4/20/2015 French for ‘natural’ or ‘unrefined’. Used on labels for champagne or other sparkling wine growing regions to design

  • 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. 

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