By Kori ~ November 27th, 2008.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is Turkey.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Turkey is an eastern Mediterranean country that is the worldâ€™s fourth most important grower of grapes, only a very small proportion of which is made into wine. â€¦. It is regularly one of the worldâ€™s biggest producers of table grapes and is also an important producer of drying grapes. Its wine production has been increasing significantly, however, and was put at 330,000 hl by the OIV in 2002.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
I know, I know, todayâ€™s word is a bit of a stretch. For info on Turkey as a wine and grape producing country, see Ms. Robinsonâ€™s definition above. The only turkey on my mind today is the kind that you eat. Have a wonderful day with your family and friends as you enjoy good food and wine.
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