Wine Word of the Week: Vintner

By Kori ~ October 22nd, 2009.

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

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Vintner is the late Middle English word for wine merchant which superseded vinter. ….

The word has also come to be used for a wine producer as well as a wine merchant, particularly in North America.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
A vintner is someone who makes or sells wine.

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