Wine Glossary - A A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Aftertaste

This is wine tasting term. Aftertaste is left on the palate after the wine is finished.

Acidity

Acidity gives the wine its body and structure. Adequate acidity gives the wine a energy and juiciness. Acidity is important for the aging of wines.

Alcohol

Alcohol is the product of sugar when it is fermented by yeast. Alcohol content in the wine gives the wine a body and texture.

Aroma

Aroma refers to the smell of the grapes as well as the wine.

Aeration

Aeration is the process of addition of calculated amount of oxygen to the wine to round and soften it.

Aging

The process of making the wine to attain its desirable state by storing it in barrels, tanks and bottles.

Alcoholic

If the wine contains a high alcohol then it is said to be alcoholic. This might cause burning sensation and is often called as hot.