Wine Word of the Week: Must



By Kori ~ February 27th, 2010.

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

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Must is the name used by winemakers for a thick liquid that is neither grape juice nor wine but the intermediate, a mixture of grape juice, stem fragments, grape skins, seeds, and pulp that comes from the crusher-destemmer that smashes grapes at the start of the wine-making process.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Must is the soupy mix of juice, skins, pulp, stems, and seeds that results when harvested wine grapes are crushed at the beginning of the winemaking process.


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