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What is enology?

August 1st, 2016 by desarrollo-i2b mcc

Enology is the science that studies winemaking.

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What is edaphology?

August 1st, 2016 by desarrollo-i2b mcc

Edaphology is the science dedicated to studying the soil. It is very important in viticulture because the composition and structure of the soils determine the character of the wine and its terroir.

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What is brandy?

August 1st, 2016 by desarrollo-i2b mcc

Brandy is a distilled spirit (aguardiente in Spanish) made from distilled wine and later aged in oak barrels. Its most famous and noble appellations are Cognac and Armagnac, both in southwestern France (Gascony).

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What is an enoteca?

August 1st, 2016 by desarrollo-i2b mcc

An enoteca is a place where bottled wines are stored and/or sold under ideal conditions.

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What is an enophile?

August 1st, 2016 by desarrollo-i2b mcc

Enofiles are people who know and love the qualities of wine.

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What is a vineyard?

August 1st, 2016 by desarrollo-i2b mcc

A vineyard is an area of land planted to vines. This land may consist of just a single row of vines or may extend for thousands of hectares. It may or may not be close to the winery (where the wine is made).

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What is a cult wine?

August 1st, 2016 by desarrollo-i2b mcc

The term cult wine refers to wines made in limited quantities on small properties from Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Zinfandel, in the Napa Valley in the 1990s.

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Robert Parker founded the specialized wine magazine The Wine Advocate in 1976. Today this US-born attorney is the most influential wine critic in the world.

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Wines of Chile actively and generically promotes Chilean wine abroad in order to position it in higher quality export market segments.

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Varietal is an unregulated marketing term generally used to refer to wines made from a single variety and/or those that have had no contact with oak during their vinification of aging processes.

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En primeur is a commercial wine term used for wines that are sold before they are bottled. This very old commercial practice is used by négociants in Bordeaux, although it is not exclusive to them.

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When the ratio between the price and quality of a wine is right and you feel you have received more than you paid for, you can say the wine has an excellent price to quality ratio. When you find a wine like that, write it down and recommend it to others.

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Estate bottled is a term that appears on the labels of fine wines that indicates that the wine was grown, vinified, and bottled on the same property.

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Estate bottled is a term that appears on the labels of fine wines that indicates that the wine was grown, vinified, and bottled on the same property.

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Empyreumatic aromas (torrefaction) are smoky notes present in some wines. When pleasant they may recall hay, tea, tobacco, coffee, toasted almonds, tar, and burnt caramel. When unpleasant, they produce odors of burnt cloth, paper, or rubber.

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Cooperatives are wineries formed by groups of small and medium-sized producers who pool their resources to jointly purchase machinery and barrels, enabling them to vinify their grapes and make their own wines without the need for intermediaries.

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The grapes that go into eiswein or icewine are picked when frozen, usually below -8 ºC.

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Kosher wines (white, red, dry, or sweet) are especially made for Jews under the supervision of a rabbi and by the hands of observant followers.

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