By Kori ~ September 24th, 2009.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is vertical tasting.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
A vertical tasting is a comparison of different vintages of the same wine.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
A vertical tasting is one in which you taste different vintages of the same wine from the same winery. For example: 2005 Fielding Hills Syrah, 2006 Fielding Hills Syrah, and 2007 Fielding Hills Syrah.
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