5 Wine Words to Add to Your Vocabulary


015Want to sound like a wine pro? It’s easier than you think! Impress your friends by adding these 5 wine words to your vocabulary:

Bouquet – the aromas of wine; the overall fragrance of the wine; a single distinct characteristic.

Enology – the study of wines; an enologist is a professional winemaker; an enophile is someone who enjoys wine.

Oxidized – a wine that is no longer fresh because of too much air exposure.

Pruning – the annual vineyard chore of trimming back plants from the previous harvest.

Racking – the process of moving wine from barrel to barrel, while leaving sediment behind.

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Definitions via Wine Enthusiast.