Wine Word of the Week: Cot

By Kori ~ February 20th, 2010.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is cot.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Cot is an important French synonym for the black grape variety of French origin also known as Malbec and, in Cahors, Auxerrois.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Cot is another name for Malbec.

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Reader's Comments

  1. Tami | February 23rd, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Cot is another name for Malbec – I love the word of the week keep posting them.

    Question: It’s a French term we inherited here in the U.S. are there any terms that are specific to the U.S. wine making industry in this same vein?

  2. Kori | February 25th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    So glad to hear that you enjoy the Wine Word of the Week series. You ask a good question. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any similar examples of U.S. specific words that are used elsewhere. If anyone can think of any, please feel free to share. Cheers!