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WINE LOVERS GLOSSARY

There are many different terms and words used relating to wine and wine production, the following is a glossary of some of these.  For ease of access I have created different pages for the various letters of the alphabet.

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Nature : Wine which hasn't had any sugar added ; for a Champagne, this means that the wine will not be sparkling.
Nebbiolo : A grand vine from Italy, whose wines are fine and tannic.
Nectar : During ancient times, nectar was the drink of Greek gods ; today we speak about nectar for wines of exceptional quality.
Nerveux : Sharp and acidic wine
Net : Pleasant and refreshing wine, without a "false" taste
Nose : We speak about the nose when we are talking about a wine's bouquet.
Octave : A small barrel with a capacity varying between 54.5 litres and 81.8 litres (in general 63.6 litres ).
Oenology : The science and study of wine from production to tasting.
Oily : Wine of which the appearance and the consistency oil : it is a "sick" wine
Onctuosité : A full, mellow, rich wine.
Ordinary : Wine consumed regularly in France.
Oxidized : Concerns a wine who's taste reminds us of Madeira ; the wine, in this case, is oxidized and has a dark amber colour for white wines
Partrige-eye pink : Designates the rosy colour which is perceived in certain white and almost-rosé wines of Bourgogne and Champagne.
Persistent : Wine of which the taste remains in the mouth
Petite Champagne : No relation to Champagne ; comes from the second region of Cognac.
Pleasant : The wine cannot be talked about as being a "Grand Wine", but a pleasant without any shortcomings, balanced and with neither vice or virtue.
Plein : Wine having more taste, body and alcohol than average
Pungent : Tarty acidic wine with a bite

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