By Kori ~ October 9th, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is vintage charts.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Vintage charts are both useful and notoriously fallible, partly because young vintage assessment is so fraught with difficulty. Most vintage charts take the form of a grid mapping ratings for each combination of wine region and year.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Vintage charts are charts compiled by wine critics to rate the quality and drinkability of the wines from a particular wine region in a given year.
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