WINE 101

List of Terms
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Glossary and List of Terms

Try using some of these terms the next time you are discussing wine!

Acetic • Acetone • Alcohol • Almond • Acid Drops • Apple • Amber • Artichoke • Asparagus • Armagnac • Amazing • Artificial Fruit • Baked Barbeque • Amiable • Allspice • Animal • Apricot Nectar • Anise • Artemesia • Asian Spices • Bacon • Banana • Barnyard • Bay Leaf • Blackberry • Black Plums • Burnt • Blueberry • Beer • Big • Austere • Bell Pepper • Bitter • Beef Blood • Barrel Stave • Bark • Basil • Beef • Bodacious • Briar • Bramble • Brown Spices • Butter • Boring • Balsamic • Bilberry • Butterscotch • Brooding • Black Cherry • Black Currant • Black Pepper • Burnt Toast • Buttery • Cassis • Cedar • Candle Wax • Caramel • Cat Box • Classy • Charcoal • Cola • Cheesey • Cinnamon • Coconut • Cooked Cabbage • Camphor • Cranberries • Cress • Cidery • Caraway • Carnation • Chalky • Chlorine • Clumsy • Crisp • Coffee • Complex • Cough Syrup • Crass • Currants • Carbonic • Crystallized Fruit • Chanterelle • Cheddar • Cherry • Chestnut • Chocolate • Cigars • Citrus • Cloves • Cognac • Concentrated • Crushed Berries • Cutgrass • Dangerous • Dill • Dried Fig • Dying Vegetation • Delicate • Diesel • Disinfectant • Damp Hay • Dead Leaves • Dry Leaves • Dirt • Damp • Earthy • Dust • Dusty • Ebonite • Emerging • Espresso • Elegant • Enchanting • Engaging • Ethanol • Evergreen • Esters • Explosive • Eucalyptus • Exceptional • Elegant • Earthy • Faded • Fennel • Fire • Full Blown • Fill • Fig • Firm • Flat • Fishy • Flinty • Floral • Fresh Fish • Fruity • Fur • Full Expression • Framboise • Fruitcake • Full Flavored • Gamey • Garlic • Goat • Full Frontal Fruit • Gentle Mannered • Geranium • Grape Skin • Golden Delicious • Grapevine • Grapefruit • Green • Graphite • Gentle • Green Leaves • Green Beans • Ginger • Green Tobacco • Green Olives • Gorgeous • Grilled • Green Wood • Grapes • Gunpowder • Gulper • Grassy • Green Coffee Beans • Hay • Herbaceous • Heavy • Honeyed • Horseradish • Honeysuckle • Horsey • Hot Dirt • Hazelnut • Hydrocarbons • Hydrogen Sulfide • Herb Tea • Honey • Insipid • In Your Face • Intense • Iron • Incense • Inky • Iris • Intoxicating Aromas • Ivy • Juniper • Jasmine • Jammy • Ketchup • Kerosene • Lavender • Lactic • Leaf Mould • Layer upon Layer • Lemon • Leather • Line • Light • Liquorice • Luscious • Lively • Lilac • Lead • Lush • Mahogany • Marshmallow • Marjoram • Medicinal • Meadows • Melted Fudge • Mellow • Menthol • Mildew • Marshy • Mint • Mild • Milk • Meaty • Morello Cherry • Melon • Mousey • Mirabelle • Mushrooms • Moldy Cork • Mulberry • Mineral Undertones • Muscat-Like • Musty • Musky • Molasses • New Saddle Leather • Nutmeg • Naphthol • New Mown Hay • New Oak • Nippy • Nutty • Nuts • Oak • Orange • Oregano • Old Wood • Old Wool • Outstanding • Orange Blossom • Olive • Orange Peel • Over-ripe • Overripe Tomatoes • Pastille • Pear • Peony • Products • Pasture • Pepper • Phenol • Pepper Corns • Pine • Peppermint • Pistachio • Plum • Peach • Pineapple • Pomegranate • Plain • Prune • Plum Liquor • Prickly • Pharmaceutical • Purple • Plum Skin • Pippins • Plastic • Quince • Rat • Rancid • Raspberry • Radish • Resinous • Raisins • Ripe • Resin • Roasted Coffee • Rhubarb • Roasted Meat • Ripe Figs • Raisiny • Rough • Rubber • Rose • Rich • Ruby • Ripe Olives • Roasted Fruit • Scorched Earth • Soapy • Sour Milk • Skunk • Spearmint • Shy • Sauerkraut • Smoke • Smokey • Sandalwood • Spicy • Sorbate • Seductive • Simple • Strawberry • Soy • Spic • Spicy • Spicy Citrus • Sweaty Saddle • Stemmy • Sour • Sulphur • Stunning • Synthetic • Soy Sauce • Spice Box • Subtle • Sweet • Sweet Bramble • Sweet Briar • Sweaty • Tea • Toast • Tobacco • Tree Moss • Tree Bark • Tar • Tight • Tart • Thin • Tired • Toasty • Tom Cat • Truffles • Tomatoes • Turpentine • Up-Front • Underbrush • Vanilla • Vanillary • Verbena • Vague • Vegetal • Violet • Velvety • Venison • Wool Hat • Wonderful • Wonderfully Long • Woody • Wild Strawberry • Wild Berries • Walnuts • Wet Dog • Wet Cat • Wet Zebra • Wild • Woodsy • Wheat • Whimsical • Wet Dirt • Wet Cardboard • Wide • Yeast • Yummy •
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