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WINE LOVERS GLOSSARY

There are many different terms and words used relating to wine and wine production, the following is a glossary of some of these.  For ease of access I have created different pages for the various letters of the alphabet.

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Bacillus : Living organism, which attacks the parasite fungi on the vines.
Badacsony : Hungarian vineyard, situated near Balaton lake.
Baden : Wine region in South-West Germany
Bandol : Wine region in Provence between Ciotat and Toulon
Banyuls : Wine growing region in the extreme South of France near to Spain, reputed for its naturally sweet wines.
Barbaresco : Italian red wine which comes from Piémont. The grape variety used is the "Nebbiolo.
Barbera : Red wine from Piémont, in Italy, and which comes from the grape variety of the same name.
Bardolino : A very good wine from Italy, "appellation contrôlée" produced east or Lake Garde.
Barolo : Italian red wine produced in the village of the same name, in the South of Piémont, near Turin.
Barreling : The action of putting the wine in barrels
Barsac : Municipality of Sautenais with two "appellations" "Barsac" and "Sauternes"
Bâtonnage : Re-suspension of the lees when the wine is resting in the casks.
   
Beady : A very slightly sparkling wine.
Beaumes-de-Venise : Municipality situated in the Vaucluse region, reputed for its excellent Muscat "appellation contrôlée"
Bellet : Small Provençal vineyard which has had an "appellation contrôlée" since 1941.
Bentonite : Special "clay" which acts as a "fining" agent for the wine, in order to avoid the formation of a sediment in the bottle.
Bergerac : Vineyard in Dordogne in the South-West of France, producing excellent full-bodied red wines, and also dry, syrupy white wines.
Berry : Old province which has now become the department of Cher and the department of Indre. This region has an internationally renound status thanks to its wines: Sancerre, Ménetou-Salon, Quincy and Reuilly.
Blending : Operation consisting of mixing several wines in a vat.
Burgundy : Wine made solely from "Pinot Noir"

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