Saturday, September 13, 2008

WHAT'S IN A NAME?


I'm just taking a break from doing some tiring work and my mind wandered to winemakers names and winemaking terms (it has been a bit of a joke in winemaking circles when the winemaker is named Brett as 'brett' -brettanomyces in its varying guises is a compound that can impart complexity to wines but often is a detraction from pleasant fruity flavours and seen as a fault - Who says winemakers don't have a sense of humour then?)

Anyway I got to thinking of other names and came up with these:

MALolactic fermentation
ETHYL acetate
MACeration
HERBaceous
MATuration
FILtering
LEEs
ESTERs
CHAPtalisation
AMYlase
BENtonite

There must (pun intended) be lots more.
Send them in and win a prize.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

SUGAR sugar

THE WINE GUY said...

A glass of wine on the way to you Robert.
(just have to work out the logistics)

Richard Prowse said...

Riccadonna?
or how about
Chardon (take away the 'c' for a surprise!)

THE WINE GUY said...

Sorry Richard.
Not only do you not qualify for a prize you forfeit a glass of wine instead which coincidentally has solved my logistical problem of getting a glass of wine to Robert. If you can give Robert this then we are all square.
The question was which wine making terms or methods have peoples names in them. Riccadonna is a wine BRAND!
Thank you for taking part though.

Richard Prowse said...

Okay, it's a fair cop, but I don't recall hearing of a Mr Sugar!