6 Wine Terms Simplified

I don’t know what it is about drinking wine that seems to bring out the hoity toity in people but it does. Lots of people like to use lots of big words and phrases to make themselves seem really smart. Personally I’m not one of those people. I much prefer to sip my wine in front of the TV on a weeknight.

Pants are optional.

Here’s a list of some commonly used phrases and what they mean, so you can be better prepared the next time your out with a bunch of fancy-pants.

Let it breathe

Letting a wine breath, means to decant it, or at the very least open the bottle. Doing this allows oxygen into the wine, allows the tannins to soften and the flavours of the wine to open up.

Lay it down

This means to cellar, or store a wine you want to age. A good wine can become a great one by “laying it down” for a number of years.


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