Wine region in Northern California, about 30 miles long and two or three miles wide. It contains more than 250 producing wineries and about 32,000 acres of grape vines. Major wines produced are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Term used on the label to designate a champagne or sparkling wine which is absolutely dry.
Red wine grape of Italy, primarily in Piedmont wines.
Oversize wine bottle used for promotional purposes and to exaggerate the aging ability of fine red wines. One Nebuchadnezzar holds the equivalent of twenty 750ml bottles.
Common name for Botrytis cinerea, the famous fungus of more than a few fabulous dessert wines.
The total odor of a wine, including aroma and bouquet.
term used to indicate a wine that has been made to capture the ultimate in freshness and fruit character but which seldom has any aging potential. Nouveaux are usually made by Carbonic maceration and are usually released for sale earlier than other wines.