Wine Word of the Week: Cassis

By Kori ~ July 31st, 2010.

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

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Cassis is French for blackcurrant and is used often as a tasting note for red wines, particularly red wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Cassis, French for blackcurrant, aromas and flavors can often be found in Cabernet Sauvignon. Most often I use blackcurrant in my tasting notes, but the two words can be used interchangeably.

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Reader's Comments

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  2. 1WineDude | August 3rd, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Gotta admit, I *hate* using “cassis” but it’s shorter than “blackcurrant” and in the twitter mini-reviews every character counts! 🙂

  3. Kori | August 3rd, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Ah yes, gotta love the character limits of Twitter, texting, etc. It’s good to have options. Cheers!

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