bottle sickness

Lemma

bottle sickness

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

c.n.

Definizione

Unpleasant smell apparent in a wine immediately on opening which dissipates after a few minutes.1

Nota

“Bottle shock” or “bottle sickness” are terms used to describe a temporary condition in a wine where its flavors are muted or disjointed. There are two main scenarios when bottle shock sets in: either right after bottling, or when wines (especially fragile older wines) are shaken in travel. Usually a few days of rest is the cure. The evidence for this phenomenon is more anecdotal than scientific, but the theory is that all the complex elements in wine (phenolics, tannins and compounds) are constantly evolving, both on their own and in relation to each other. Heat or motion can add stress to this evolution, causing the wine to shut down temporarily.2

Contesto

Bottle sickness can also result if sulfur dioxide was added during the bottling process.3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈbɒtl ˈsɪknəs]

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Bottle-shock

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

bottle: mid-14c., originally of leather, from Old Frenc boteille (12c., Modern French bouteille), from Vulgar Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis "a cask," which is perhaps from Greek. The bottle, figurative for "liquor," is from 17c.4
sickness:Old English seocnes "sickness, disease; a disease.5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Mon Oct 6 15:39:53 2014
Autore

Carolina Setragno

Fonti

1 : Jancis Robinson, The Oxford companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, 3, 141

2 : «What is bottle shock?», Wine Spectator, 12/09/14,

3 : «Bottle sickness», Answer, 12/09/14,

4 : «raquo;, Etymonline,

5 : «raquo;, Etymonline, 12/09/14,

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