By Kori ~ May 29th, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is trellis systems.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Trellis systems are support structures for the vine framework required for a given training system. Normally, these are man made, although vines are still occasionally trained to trees. The trellis system in its simplest form consists of a stake driven beside a vine to which the vine trunk or shoots are tied. Nowadays wires are used to support vines and foliage, as posts are installed at intervals along the row.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Trellis systems encompass the stakes, posts, wires, and other support structures that a grapevine is attached to in a given vine training system.
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