sour

Lemma

sour

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

A disagreeable taste, acid, vinegary, indicating a spoiled, undrinkable wine, not to be confused with tartness, astringency or dryness. 1

Nota

Sour wine is usually the result of either chemical spoilage, due to too much sulfur dioxide produced during fermentation, or microbial spoilage as a result of storage conditions such as temperature. Sour wine is instantly recognizable from the sharp taste on your palette. 2

Contesto

You will never create a fine wine from a sour one, but there are several ways in which you can fix sour wine to make it quaffable or, at the very least, suitable for use in cooking. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [saʊər], US [saʊr] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

O.E. sur, from P.Gmc. *suraz (cf. O.N. surr, M.Du. suur, Du. zuur, O.H.G. sur, Ger. Sauer), from PIE base *suro- "sour, salty, bitter" (cf. O.C.S. syru, Rus. syroi "moist, raw;" Lith. suras "salty," suris "cheese"). 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e letterature straniere - Corso di laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere per l'Impresa e il Turismo

Data della scheda
Tue Dec 20 00:00:00 2005
Autore

Francesca Quaranta, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.kensingtonsquarewines.com/wineterms.php», (27/10/2011)

2 : «http://www.ehow.com/how_8738536_fix-sour-wine.html», (27/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.ehow.com/how_8738536_fix-sour-wine.html», (27/10/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org», (27/10/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=sour&searchmode=none», (27/10/2011)

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