The language of wine contains a wealth of meanings that are not all too familiar, particularly the technical interpretations. The glossary describes and offers an explanation to the most common terms.



Refers to the specific perception of the wine on the tongue, and the common term for the total impression that the wine leaves on the palate. This includes the five senses of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami, as well as the temperature, surface character, density, and so on.


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