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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.

 

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