By Kori ~ October 16th, 2012.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is claret.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Claret is the English (not American) term generally used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, or red Bordeaux. Claret has also been used as a generic term for a vaguely identified class of red table wines supposedly drier, and possibly higher in tannins, than those wines sold as generic burgundyâ€¦.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Claret is the European term for red Bordeaux wines. Some American producers use the term to describe their red Bordeaux-style blends.
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