Wine Word of the Week: Flight

By Kori ~ June 14th, 2011.

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

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Flight is the name for a series of different but related servings of wine, served in a bar or restaurant by the glass or as part of a tasting.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Flight is a term used to describe a series of wines served for the purpose of comparison. Each wine in the flight is different but has something in common with the other wines. For example, judges in a wine competition may evaluate a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State. Or a restaurant may serve a flight of sparkling wines, with one from France, one from Spain, one from Italy, and one from California.

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