By Kori ~ October 29th, 2009.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is oxidation.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Oxidation is a wine fault resulting from excessive exposure to oxygen (as opposed to aeration, which is deliberate, controlled exposure to oxygen). Wines spoiled by oxidation are said to be oxidized.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Oxidation causes deterioration and undesirable changes in a wine as a result of exposure to air.
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