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Video: Common Wine Terms Explained

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Editor’s Note: Ever wondered what it means when someone describes a wine as “brawny” or “muscular”? What about “minerality” or “high-toned”? In this video, Etty breaks down a few common wine terms with simple but thorough explanations. Watch and learn — and be prepared for a lively discussion the next time you order wine from a sommelier at dinner!

P.S. Which wine terms throw YOU for a loop? Drop us a line and we’ll help you get to the bottom of it!

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Etty Lewensztain is the owner of Plonk Wine Merchants, an online shop focused on small-production, artisanal and altogether great cheap wine. The food- and wine- obsessed Los Angeles native cut her teeth in the wine biz running a marketing campaign to promote Chilean wine in the United States, and is certified by the esteemed Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the American Sommelier Association. Plonk Wine Merchants specializes in hidden gems from around the globe and every bottle in the store is priced below $30. Follow Plonk Wine Merchants on Twitter @ PlonkOnline.