Wine Word of the Week: Horizontal Tasting



By Kori ~ October 1st, 2009.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is horizontal tasting.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
A horizontal tasting is one in which a number of different wines of the same vintage are compared.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
A horizontal tasting is one in which you taste different wines of the same vintage and same varietal from different wineries. For example: 2005 Fielding Hills Syrah, 2005 Columbia Crest Reserve Syrah, 2005 Gorman The Pixie Syrah. Oftentimes, our monthly wine tasting dinners are horizontal tastings.


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