Glossary of Wine Terms
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|Table Wine||A term used to describe wines of between 10 and 14 percent alcohol; in Europe, table wines are those that are made outside of regulated regions or by unapproved methods.|
|Tannins||Phenolic compounds that exist in most plants; in grapes, tannins are found primarily in the skins and pits; tannins are astringent and provide structure to a wine; over time tannins die off, making wines less harsh.|
|Tempranillo||The most popular red grape in Spain; common in Rioja and Ribera del Duero.|
|Terroir||A French term for the combination of soil, climate, and all other factors that influence the ultimate character of a wine.|
|Tokay||A dessert wine made in Hungary from dried Furmint grapes.|
German for 'dry.'