Wine Word of the Week: Vintage charts

By Kori ~ October 9th, 2010.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is vintage charts.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’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.

Layman’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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Reader's Comments

  1. Jenny | October 11th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I love the layman’s terms

  2. Kori | October 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Glad to hear it. Cheers!