horizontal tasting


horizontal tasting

Etichetta di dominio


Etichetta grammaticale

c. n.


Study and comparison of wines belonging to the same vintage, same area or appellation but of different producers. 1


A horizontal tasting is a good way to see which winery was most successful within a given year. You can also begin to detect styles for which a given winery may be known. For instance, if you had a horizontal tasting of wines that all came from the 1997 vintage and were only Cabernet Sauvignons from the Napa Valley, you would find that some of the wines were 'bigger' and had more aging potential. Others might express more forward bouquet at an early age. This type of tasting tells you more about the producers than about the vintage since you are really comparing multiple wineries instead of different years. 2


A more casual horizontal tasting could include just white wines, wines from a single variety of grape, or whatever parameters you choose, as long as each bottle is the same vintage. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[hɒri'zɒntl 'teistiŋ] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Horizontal: 1550s, “relating to or near the horizon”, from French horizontal, from Latin horizontem; meaning “flat” (i.e., “parallel to the horizon”) is from 1630s.
tasting: from taste (noun): c.1300, "act of tasting", from Old French tast(Mod.Fr. tât), from taster. Meaning "faculty or sense by which flavor of a thing is discerned" is attested from late 14c. Meaning "savor, sapidity, flavor" is from late 14c. Sense of "aesthetic judgment" is first attested 1670s (cf. Fr. goût, Ger. geschmack, Rus. vkus, etc.).

Etichetta di paese

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

Data della scheda
Sat Nov 27 14:33:15 2010

Giovanna D'Aste rev. Gerbaudo


1 : «http://www.diwinetaste.com/dwt/en2005053.php», (13/10/2010)

2 : «http://www.cellarnotes.net/horizontal_and_vertical_tastings.htm», (13/10/2010)

3 : «http://blog.vintagecellars.com/2010/04/wine-tasting-horizontal-vs-vertical/», (13/10/2010)

4 : Giuseppe Ragazzini, Il Ragazzini 2008, Dizionario inglese - italiano italiano - inglese. Bologna, Zanichelli editore, 2007.

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php», (13/10/2010)

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