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WINE LOVERS GLOSSARY


There are many different terms and words used
relating to wine and wine production, the following is a glossary of some of
these.  For ease of access I have created different pages for the
various letters of the
alphabet.

 

Bacillus :Living organism, which
attacks the parasite fungi on the vines.
Badacsony :Hungarian vineyard,
situated near Balaton lake.
Baden :Wine region in
South-West Germany
Bandol :Wine region in Provence
between Ciotat and Toulon
Banyuls :Wine growing region in
the extreme South of France near to Spain, reputed for its naturally sweet wines.
Barbaresco
:
Italian red wine which
comes from Piémont. The grape variety used is the “Nebbiolo.
Barbera
:
Red wine from Piémont,
in Italy, and which comes from the grape variety of the same name.
Bardolino
:
A very good wine from
Italy, “appellation contrôlée” produced east or Lake Garde.
Barolo :Italian red wine
produced in the village of the same name, in the South of Piémont, near Turin.
Barreling :The action of putting
the wine in barrels
Barsac :Municipality of
Sautenais with two “appellations” “Barsac” and “Sauternes”
Bâtonnage :Re-suspension of the
lees when the wine is resting in the casks.
  
Beady :A very slightly
sparkling wine.
Beaumes-de-Venise
:
Municipality situated in
the Vaucluse region, reputed for its excellent Muscat “appellation contrôlée”
Bellet :Small Provençal
vineyard which has had an “appellation contrôlée” since 1941.
Bentonite :Special “clay”
which acts as a “fining” agent for the wine, in order to avoid the formation of
a sediment in the bottle.
Bergerac :Vineyard in Dordogne in
the South-West of France, producing excellent full-bodied red wines, and also dry, syrupy
white wines.
Berry :Old province which has
now become the department of Cher and the department of Indre. This region has an
internationally renound status thanks to its wines: Sancerre, Ménetou-Salon, Quincy and
Reuilly.
Blending :Operation consisting of
mixing several wines in a vat.
Burgundy :Wine made solely from
“Pinot Noir”

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other terms and words

 

 

 

 

 

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