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Wine Terminology VI: Descriptives

One of the messages that came through repetitiously from our 1987 Membership Survey was the request for a glossary of wine terminology. So, here is the continuation of a series that appears regularly unless bumped by a pressing topic. When the series is complete, it will be reprinted, and appear as a perma¬≠nent section in… read more »

Short

A wine with no aftertaste and finish. The flavor disappears instantly. ¬†  

Lean

A lean wine, although it is short in fatness and generosity, is still pleasant and enjoyable to drink. This wine is for those that prefer a lighter taste as oppose to jammy and fruity wines.