Wine Terms For Beginners

In the beginning, wine terms can be very intimidating. Here at Wine For Beginners, I know what it is like to wonder what someone is talking about when describing wine.

I was sitting at dinner once with a french family, drinking some great wine. When a second bottle was opened, it was discussed heatedly in french. I had been there long enough to know what was going on and the mother didn't realize this. She was offended by the wine and the fact that I had been given the last glass of the "good wine." Hers was only good for the bushes and there it went.

I determined then to teach others, so they would not be as clueless as I was in the beginning. Save yourselves from listening to someone talk about what you don't know in yours or another language.

If you know the lingo, you will be more confident and comfortable while drinking. Since when is wine about anything other than enjoyment and comfort? We all start somewhere. Use my knowledge so that you know more than I did when I started.

This wine dictionary is full of terms that I have found helpful and I will constantly be updating it as I find more of them. It will give you:
-wine vocabulary
-definitions
-suggestions of wine to try, in order to better help you understand the term.



So get a corkscrew, a glass and the wines I suggest and begin your education online about wine!

WINE TERMS:

Acidity

AOC

AVA

Blend

Body

Caudilie

DOCG

DO

Dry

Fat

Legs

Negotiant

Premier Grand Cru Classe

Tannic

Terroir

Varietal

Vintage






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