By Kori ~ January 2nd, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is shiner.
Interestingly, this weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week does not appear in any of the â€œofficialâ€ guides I generally use, including Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine, Ron Herbst and Sharon Tyler Herbstâ€™s The New Wine Loverâ€™s Companion, and Charles Hodgsonâ€™s History of Wine Words. However, it is a term that I recently learned during a Thursday pick-up event at Full Pull Wines.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
While shiner is slang for a black eye and also an excellent beer from Texas, when it comes to wine, a shiner is a bottle without a label.
For more information, check out Shiners: a Primer on Unlabeled Wine that was published in Wine Business Monthly.
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