By Kori ~ July 31st, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is cassis.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™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.
Laymanâ€™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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