Wine Language
wine pixie

Wine Language

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, stimulating.

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.




Tasting Archive   Wine Pages Home   About Elliot

In addition to my food and wine writing, I act as North American representative for Dialogue language schools. If you've always wanted to do an intensive session in French, Spanish, Italian or German in Europe before your wine tour, here's more information.

food writer Elliot Essman James Beard Foundation Journalism Award
James Beard Award Nominee Elliot Essman

food writer Elliot Essman James Beard Foundation Journalism Award

   Contact

Copyright © Elliot Essman 2007 The URL of this site is:
http://www.stylegourmet.com/wine/wlang000.htm