Grapes, Vines and Vineyards: The terms used around the world
are as varied as the grapes and wines themselves. The origin of English terms is, as ever,
How Sweet It Is: Taste alone is a poor guide to wine
sweetness. The European Community has its own labeling standards, yet the sweetness
designations, particularly for sparkling wines, may be confusing.
The Many Degrees of Fizz: The words for fizziness are
different in every European language, but it's not as simple as that; the wines themselves have
varying degrees of bubbliness, all with different terms.
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James Beard Award Nominee Elliot Essman
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