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trang cá độ bóng đá trực tuyến uy tínWine Word of the Week: Bud break

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is bud break. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Budbreak, or budburst, is a stage of annual vine development during which small shoots emerge from vine buds in the spring. This process begins the new growing season and signals the end of dormancy, their […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Viticulture

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is viticulture. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Viticulture is the science and practice of grape culture. Viticulture is practiced consciously by viticulturists, often instinctively by grape-growers or vine-growers. Practices vary enormously around the worlda€|. For still wines, it is arguable that the viticulturist […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Toast

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is toast. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Toast, given to a barrel when forming it over a heat source, is one of the processes in barrel making that most obviously affect eventual wine flavor. a€|. The toast provides a buffer between the alcohol […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Malolactic fermentation

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is malolactic fermentation. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Malolactic fermentation is the conversion of stronger malic acid naturally present in new wine into lactic acid (which has lower acidity) and carbon dioxide. a€|. It is accomplished by lactic acid bacteria, which are naturally […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Lees

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is lees. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Lees is the Old English word for the dregs or sediment that settles at the bottom of a container such as a fermentation vessel. Wine lees are made up of dead yeast cells, grape seeds, pulp, […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Claret

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is claret. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Claret is the English (not American) term generally used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, or red Bordeaux. Claret has also been used as a generic term for a vaguely identified class of red […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Body

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is body. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Body is the tasting term for the perceived a€?weighta€?a€”the sensation of fullness, resulting from density or viscositya€”of a wine on the palate. Wines at either end of the scale are described as full bodied and light […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Aroma

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is aroma. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Aroma is an imprecise tasting term for a relatively simple smell such as that of a grape, fermenting must, or young wine. Originally from the Greek word meaning a€?spicea€?, it has evolved so that in generally […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Racking

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is racking. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Racking is the wine-making operation of removing clear wine from the settled sediment or lees in the bottom of a container. The verb to rack has been used thus at least since the 14th century. Racking […]

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Wine Word of the Week: Capsule

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This weeka€?s Wine Word of the Week is capsule. Official definition from Jancis Robinsona€?s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Capsule is the French and occasional English name for the sheath over the top of a cork and bottle-neck, otherwise known as a foil, just as a capsule cutter is more widely known as a foil […]

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