vocabulary

What Is A “Crisp” Wine?

What Is A “Crisp” Wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word ”crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

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What Is A Meritage Wine?

What Is A Meritage Wine?

First, divest yourself of the temptation to pronounce it “Mary-Taj.” It’s pronounced like “heritage.” Yeah, that goes against the forced grown-up pronunciation boot camp we’ve all been through (Bach, Neufchatel, fiscal insolvency). But the reason it’s pronounced that way has a lot to do with its meaning. See, meritage is basically a made-up word. And […]

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The 5 Most-Used Wine Words And What They Mean In Plain English [Video]

The 5 Most-Used Wine Words And What They Mean In Plain English [Video]

Wine vocabulary can be incredibly confusing, both to consumers and to wine professionals. One of the main reasons for this is a misunderstanding of the definitions of many of these words. We often use wine vocabulary according to the way we use these same words in every day life, but when it comes to wine, those words […]

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A Shortcut To Decoding Wine Labels

A Shortcut To Decoding Wine Labels

What seems important on a wine label can vary drastically, depending on where the wine is from, if it’s a varietal, whether the winemaker is going for aesthetic or information—or just straight up girl power shock value. Good news for you: there’s really only a handful of essential things you need to know on any […]

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