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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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Race : Sharpness of a wine
Racking of the
must :
Stage in the wine-making process which consists of eliminating, just before fermentation, the deposit from the must of a wine made from "white" grapes.
Regional Grape Varieties : Association of grape varieties authorized or recommended on a plot of land.
Smoothess : The degree to which a wine is well-rounded and rich.
Sorbic acid : Acid used as anti-septic and anti-oxidizing agent. Particularly used in sweet white wines with the purpose of avoiding the risks of secondary refermentation.
Sour : Wine which has turned into vinegar or which is in the process of doing so due to an excessive acidity.
Staves : Pieces of wood made out of planks of oak split by hand and dried naturally; they are used to make the casks.
Syrupy : Sweet wine with more than 17g of residual sugar
Tart : Wine whose taste is similar to that of vinegar.
Tartaric acid : Acid of which the quantity in the wine diminishes if the Summer is very hot. It is sometimes necessary to add must to increase the level of acidity in a dull wine.
Tastevin : Silver cup which is used for wine tasting, especially in Bourgogne
Tired : Said of a wine that has lost all of its qualities either at the time it was bottled or during transport.
Vigneron : Person who devoted to growing vines and making wine
Yeast addition : An operation which consists of seeding the yeast strains (which are carefully selected according to the vinification one wants to obtain ) with the must.
Yeast batch : Microscopic mushrooms which encourage alcoholic fermentation; these yeast batches are "indigenous"
Yeso : In Spain, this powder which is rich in gypsum is used for the settling of certain wines
Young : A wine which is not yet mature and needs to be left to age.
Yuzhnoberezhny : Ukranean wine which is concentrated and rich in alcohol drawn from the saperavi
Zikhron-Yaacov : Israeli vine grown on the slopes of Mount Carmel.
Zilavartea : Vine which is the origin of Macedonian white wines
Zitsa : Very mountainous region in the north of Greece, which produces a wine which merits attention

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