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Wine Glossary

Definition: Tastevin

It is a small silver vessel, no more than one inch deep & 3 inches wide. Used by professionals to evaluate wine. Used mostly in Burgundy.

Source: What Do You Know About Wine Calendar - Richard Nidel

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Acidity

Ah-So

Ancient Vines

Arneis

Aroma

Assyrtiko

Auslese

AVA or appellation

Balance

Barbera

Barrique

Beaujolais

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beerenauslese

Big

Blanc de Blanc

Body

Bonded Winery

Bouquet

Brambly

Brett or Brettanomyces

Bricco

Brix

Brut

Carmenère

Cava

Cepage

Chai

Chaptalization

Claret

Cluster

Complex

Cork

Cork taint

Cork-tease

Crianza

Cult Wines

Cuvee

Decant; Decanting

Declassify

Denominazione di Origine Controllata

Disgorgement

Dosage

Dumb Wine or Dumb Phase

Durif

Earthy

Eiswein

Elegant

Enophile

Estate Bottled

Extra Dry

Fat

Federspiel

Fermentation

Filtering

Fining

Finish

Flabby

Fruit Forward

Fumé Blanc

Garnacha

Gewürztraminer

Grenache

Hogshead

Hot

House Wine

Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)

Jug Wine(s)

Kabinett

Lagrein

Lees

Left Bank

Malolactic Fermentation

Mataro

Mencia

Meritage

Microbullage

Minerality

Monastrell

Monopole

Mourvedre

Muscadet

Muselet

Negociant

Nose

Oenophile

Off-dry

Old Vines

Oxidation

Palate

Palate Fatigue

Petit Verdot

Phylloxera

Pinot Blanc

Pinotage

Plonk

Pomace

Pouilly-Fuissé

Primitivo

Punch down

Punt

Qualitätswein mit Prädikat

Qualitätswein or QbA

Racking

Racy

Refractometer

Resveratrol

Right Bank

Roussanne

Sangiovese

Sec

Sémillon

Smaragd

Soave

Sommelier

Spätlese

Sticky

Super Tuscan

Sur Lie

Table Wine

Tannin

Tastevin

Tempranillo

Terroir

Tinta Roriz

Trocken

Trockenbeerenauslese

Ullage

Veraison

Vieilles Vignes

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Vintage

Vintner

Weingut

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