By Kori ~ September 10th, 2009.
This week’s Wine Word of the Week is négociant.
Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Négociant is a French term for a merchant and one used particularly of wine merchants who buy in grapes, must, or wine, blend different lots of wine within an appellation, and bottle the result under their own label.
Layman’s terms from Kori:
Négociant is a French term for a wine merchant who buys grapes or wine from small growers and makes a blended wine under their own label.
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