Glossary of Wine Terms and Phrases

Glossary of Wine Terms & Phrases

Wine terminology can be confusing at times and so in this section we've put together a handy guide to explain the most common wine terms you might come across. Simply select a letter from the menu to the left to find out more.

Also, have you ever been too embarrassed to order a wine because you couldn't pronounce it? Then take a look at our glossary guide to wine pronunciation, including associated terms and regions. With this guide at your disposal, you will never need to hesitate again when ordering a Trockenbeerenauslese or Gewürztraminer ...

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To help you become a true wine connoisseur, we've compiled a list of the most useful wine tasting terms, so you can impress your friends with your effusive descriptions of your favourite wines.

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And finally, if you've ever been confused about exactly what grape variety you're drinking if you're enjoying a Chablis, a Pouilly-Fume or a Cote-Rotie (that's a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Syrah respectively), you can find out here with this handy A to Z of European appellations and their major grape varieties.

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And now for the main glossary of wine-related terms and phrases ...