Glossary of Wine Terms
Vertical Wine Tasting
In a vertical tasting, different vintages (see "vintage") of the same wine type from the same winery are tasted, such as a winery's Pinot noir from five different years. This emphasizes differences between various vintages for a specific wine. In a horizontal tasting (see "horizontal wine tasting"), the wines are all from the same vintage but are from different wineries or microclimates.