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Wine words

A concise dictionary of wine-related terms for enthusiasts and lovers of all things enological
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HARD :
Said of a wine with excess astringency and acidity that overpowers its smoothness and alcohol. Such a wine can soften over time as the tannins become softer and rounder.
HARMONIOUS :
Said of a wine that has a particularly good blend of characteristics, beyond just being well balanced.
HEADY :
Said of a wine that is very high in alcohol.
HEARTY :
Said of an ample, full-bodied wine.
HEAVY :
Said of a wine that is overly thick and generally high in alcohol.
HECTARE :
10,000 sq. meters, or a land parcel that measures 100 meters by 100 meters.
HOLLOW :
Said of a wine that lacks substance.
HONEST :
A straightforward wine with well defined characteristics. Synonymous with "straightforward wine".
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