tactile evaluation


tactile evaluation

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Etichetta grammaticale

n.+ adj.


Sensations, of touch, of a body coming into contact with the fingers and, in wine tasting, with the mucous membranes of the mouth, the inside of the cheeks and the palate which allow to judge the characteristics of the wine itself. (1)


The sense of touch is not commonly perceived as a sensation that comes into play in tasting wine. Although it is probably the least important of the senses, mouth feel is of paramount importance in certain wines.
These tactile sensations include the dry, puckery sensation of astringency, the warm or burning sensation of high alcohol, the soothing viscosity of a rich, full-bodied wine, the briary feel from a Zinfandel, the rich creamy mousse of a quality Champagne, or the rush of exploding bubbles from an inferior sparkling wine. (2)



Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈtæktaɪl ] [ɪˈvæljueɪt ] 3

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Syn. Touch judging
Ant. ND 5




TACTILE: 1610s, "perceptible to touch," from French tactile (16c.) and directly from Latin tactilis "tangible, that may be touched," from tactus, past participle of tangere "to touch"
EVALUATION: 1755, from French évaluation, from évaluer "to find the value of," from é- "out" + valuer 4

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

Data della scheda
Sun Oct 5 12:26:50 2014

Nicol Testini


1. Dizionario del Vino Moët & Chandon, 1996, Edagricole, Bologna, p. 78
2. Fischer, John R., The Evaluation of Wine: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Wine Tasting, 2001, iUniverse, Los Angeles, p. 53.
3. http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english (04/09/2014).
4. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=evaluation&searchmode=none (04/09/2014).
5. http://dizionari.corriere.it/dizionario_inglese/Italiano/T/tattile.shtml (04/09/2014).

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