Posts Tagged ‘Donelanpedia’

The Wine Nose: its more than the thing on your face. #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Nose: that thing on your face below your eyes, also a reference to the entirety of a wine’s smell.

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Wine Racking: air and removing settled material #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Racking: often used to give wine a bit of air; process of removing wine from settled material at bottom of an aging vessel.

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Acidity in wine: compounds that give pucker to life. #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Acidity:  compounds that give pucker to life.  Backbone of wine, too little = fat, too much = sour, right amount = supple balance.

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Wine Structure: the basis for wine texture. #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Structure: Architecture 4 wine texture, the wire all is hung on, the scaffolding, the bones 4 flesh; firm, supple, or missing?

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Flowering: when, what and how. No insects needed. #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Flowering: 6-8 wks after budbreak grapevine’s perfect flowers undress losing petals creating “cap fall”. No insects needed for sex.

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Alochol in Wine: what is it exactly? #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. Alcohol: Byproduct of yeast’s desire to be inefficient sugar consumers, & as a chemical in your brain requires government warning.

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Bud Break: What’s breaking out of those buds? #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. Bud break: buds formed yesteryear finally getting to strut their stuff as Spring springs new leaves with stored plant energy.

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Introducing Donelanpedia: a cheeky attempt to define wine terms.

  We are starting a series we call Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. To get things started, how about Donelanpedia! Donelanpedia: a cheeky attempt to define wine terms in 140 characters or less. Send terms our way, we’ll become your winopedia.

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