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Wine Terms

Like any subject wine has developed its own language. Here you´ll find explanations of them

Camilla's champagne star
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, thinks an English sparkling wine should be called Champagne. Peter F May disagrees.

Confusing Wine Names star
Wine can be confusing and when names look alike even the expert can be stumped. Here are some that are not exactly homonyms but they are wines and wine terms that sound alike and cause confusion, says Peter F May, so if you want to know Barbera from Barbaresco, Muscat from Muscadet, or Montepulciano

Definition of Terroir star
Terroir is one of those wine terms that you come across as you get interested in the subject But getting a clear explanation of what it really means has been difficult -- until now. Peter F May has the official definition.

More Confusing Wine Names star
They’re not exactly homonyms but they are wines and wine terms that sound alike and cause confusion, so if you want to know Pouilly Fumé from Pouilly Fuisse, Syrah from Petit Sirah and Variety from Varietal read on.

Wine Terms from ABV to BIB star
Wine, like many interests and businesses, has a language of its own. Peter F May explains terms in common usage that you may hear at tastings and winery visits.

Wine Terms from Bin to Brix star
Wine, like many interests and business, has a language of its own. The following entry in our expanding glossary explains terms in common usage at tastings and winery visits from BIN to BRIX. If you have any requests for explanations to be added to the glossary, please ask.

Wine Terms from Brut to Chateau star
Wine, like many interests and business, has a language of its own. The following entry in our expanding glossary explains terms in common usage at tastings and winery visits from Brut to Chateau.

Wine Terms from Claret to Cold Stabilisation star
Wine, like many interests and business, has a language of its own. The following entry in our expanding glossary explains terms in common usage at tastings and winery visits from Claret to Cold Stabilisation.

Wine Terms from Cover Crops to Disgorgement star
Wine, like many interests and business, has a language of its own. The following entry in our expanding glossary explains terms in common usage at tastings and winery visits from Cover Crops to Disgorgement

Wine Terms from Drip Irrigation to Hybrid star
Wine, like many interests and business, has a language of its own. This growing glossary explains terms in common usage at tastings and winery visits. Peter F May explains the meanings of drip irrigation, dry, dryland farmed, en primeur, enzymes, futures, green harvest, guyot and hybrid.

Wine Terms from Lees to Natural star
The glossary looks at that you that you might encounter at tastings and winery visits, including Lees, Killer Yeast, Malo MLF and Malolactic Fermentation, Meritage, Micro-oxygenation, and Natural Wine.

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