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.
The Austrian wine industry was disrupted as a result of the widely publicised diethylene glycol wine scandal in 1985. The consequence was the introduction of the most strict wine law in the world, with an uncomprimised push into producing quality wines, effectively the Austrian "Weinwunder“, or miracle. Other countries often had instances of wine adulteration by rogue producers, whose activities led to a wine scandal. An important reaction is to invest in wine inspections.