Wine Word of the Week: Plonk



By Kori ~ July 30th, 2009.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is plonk.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Plonk, a vague and derogatory English term for wine of undistinguished quality, is a term of Australian slang that has been naturalized in Britain.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Plonk is a term for cheap, low quality wine.


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Reader's Comments

  1. Shona | July 30th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    I love this word. It covers so much. Always thought everyone knew this term. I spend a lot of time in England.

  2. Michael | July 30th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    And it’s also the name of my wine!

    Check out the site: http://www.plonk.com

    Don’t yet have a distributor in Washington but I’m looking.

  3. Michael Wilson | July 30th, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Wow – Did you delete my entry?

    Did I somehow offend you? If I did, I apologize.

  4. Colby | July 30th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Hi Michael – the spam filter held your comment, sorry about that. It’s posted now and thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Colby

  5. Michael | July 30th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks Colby

    Sorry for the confusion. I never want to offend (Policy of mine).

    Cheers

  6. Kori | July 30th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Shona,
    I think it’s a great word too. Lots of people probably have heard it but may not know exactly what it means.

    Michael,
    Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your distributor search.

    Cheers!

  7. Bean | July 31st, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Plonk is a new word to me. It is one of those words that just feels right on the tongue however. The mouth feel fits the wine!

  8. Kori | July 31st, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Bean,
    I agree. This word definitely fits its definition.

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