The Vocabulary Of Wine

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A look at the words we use to describe wine, where they come from, and tools to help us discover them.

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  • hello my name is laury and i'm a french student. i have an oral in few day and i would like to know if you can help me with the vocabulary please it concerning the wine ( sorry for grammar and other fault) thank you verymuch!
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The Vocabulary Of Wine

  1. 1. Wine Vocabulary How we use words to describe the taste of wine - by Ai & Phil
  2. 2. Words are very important to wine tasters
  3. 3. Where it all begins... The Taste Buds
  4. 4. The Basics
  5. 5. Breaking down the basics Bitter - Harsh Sweet - Pungent - Acidy - Mellow Sour - Winey Salt - Soury - Bland - Sharp
  6. 6. Keep going... Sour Winey Soury Tangy Tart Acid Hard
  7. 7. And that’s how we make the ”Tastey Half- Wheel!”
  8. 8. ...but there’s more...
  9. 9. w ith Now de d a d as!! A rom The Flavour Wheel
  10. 10. The Wine Wheel
  11. 11. History of the Wine Wheel Professor and Sensory Scientist/Flavor Chemist, Emerita
  12. 12. History of the Wine Wheel Professor and Sensory Scientist/Flavor Chemist, Emerita
  13. 13. History of the Wine Wheel Professor and Sensory Scientist/Flavor Chemist, Emerita
  14. 14. Retired
  15. 15. ee C off l h ee W
  16. 16. Wine Characteristics
  17. 17. Sample words...
  18. 18. “Cheesy” “Organic, ripe natural cheese aromas, almost always a flaw, typically... ...indicating filthy wine... ...making and an unwanted secondary fermentation in the bottle.”
  19. 19. “Crisp” Acidic tartness noticeable without overwhelming a favorable term typical of good whites
  20. 20. “Dry” Not the opposite of "wet," of course the opposite of "sweet" A fully dry wine contains no residual sugar Most table wines are dry, because dry wines seem to work best in company with food
  21. 21. “Funky” Modern slang for an "earthy" wine with strongly organic qualities may be complimentary, neutral or negative depending on its intensity and the taster's personal preference.
  22. 22. “Walnuts” The most overtly nutlike of the various nut descriptors classic definition for Sherry
  23. 23. “Youthful” Usually signifies that a wine is immature and needs cellar time may also refer to a wine intended to be drunk young, like Beaujolais
  24. 24. Words are not an end to themselves. They are merely tools for describing experience.

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