By Kori ~ January 23rd, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is cellar.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Cellar is a widely used word that is roughly the English counterpart to cave, cantina, and bodega in French, Italian, and Spanish respectively. It can therefore be applied to both wine shops and wine-making premises, but is here considered only in its domestic sense, as a collection of wine and the place in which it is stored.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Cellar can have several different meanings but most often refers to the place within a house where wine is stored, traditionally in a dark, cool, underground room.
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