Arguably one of the most important words in wine tasting and the most important measure as to the quality of a wine.
The oak container used for fermenting and aging wine.
A 225-litre oak barrel used originally for storing and aging wines, originating in Bordeaux.
A taste sensation that is sensed on the back of the tongue and caused by tannins.
A wine made from more than one grape varietal.
Simply the weight and structure of the wine -- light-bodied, medium-bodied or full-bodied. Is the wine delicate and ethereal or heavy, rich and ripe? All these clues to the wine can be detected by the colour, the aroma and finally on the palate by using the eyes, nose and mouth in turn.
Exposing wine to oxygen to improve its flavors.
A tasting note for wines that appear sparkling clear.