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Glossary

WARM
Said of a wine that produces a sensation of heat, mostly due to its alcohol content.
WATERY
Said of a wine that tastes weak and diluted, lacking in concentration to the point that it seems as if water has been added.
WINE TRADE
Term used for the marketing of wine and related professions. Négociants sell large volumes of wine and must find their supplies from winegrowers themselves or from courtiers (brokers) who have collected samples of different wines available for sale.
WINEMAKING
All of the techniques used to produce wine.
WOODY
Said of a wine that acquired aromas of wood during barrel aging or fermentation. These initially include toasted and roasted notes but evolve toward aromas of coffee, mocha and chocolate with time.

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