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.
Filed under: Wine Word of the Week