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Alcohol: Definition

Although there are various different kinds of alcohol, it is only ethyl alcohol that is involved with drinks that can be taken with safety for the drinker. It is not known which was the first alcoholic drink to be evolved … Continue reading

11. October 2013 by admin
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‘Aspect’ in Wine Speaking Terms

This word risks being misunderstood in wine talk because it more correctly means the ‘outlook’ of a vineyard, not what the vineyard looks like. The aspect includes the angle at which the vineyard is sited; its relation to the sunlight, … Continue reading

08. October 2013 by admin
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Appellation Controlee, Appellation d’Origine Controlee

Appellation Controlee, Appellation d’Origine Controlee The latter is more correct: but is often abbreviated as A.O.C., as well as A.C. It is a system of control applied to wines in France. The local syndicates in each wine region determine the … Continue reading

08. October 2013 by admin
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Glossary of Terms Used In Making Wine and Spirits

Acetic Term used to describe a wine that has virtually become vinegar -which is acetic acid. Acetobacter Type of bacteria, which is a potential danger to wine, because the enzymes it contains work in the ethyl alcohol of a wine … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by admin
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Advocaat: Definition

  Made from egg yolks and either spirits or wine, this is a type of drink that is served both before and after meals. The best-known brands are made in Holland, but there are versions made in the U.K., although … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by admin
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Acidity: Wine Definition

  This is something that can be either good or bad in a wine. Good acidity produces freshness, crispness and vivacity; bad acidity can produce sour wine (vinegar). There are different types of acid found in wine or found at … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by admin
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Alcohol: Definition

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Although there are various different kinds of alcohol, it is only ethyl alcohol that is involved with drinks that can be taken with safety for the drinker. It is not known which was the first alcoholic drink to be evolved … Continue reading

11. April 2013 by admin
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