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Wine Terminology

Glossary terms

Kabinett (Ger.)

German and Austrian quality wine designation, the base level in the QmP Pradikat system.

Usually dry or medium dry.


Drink made by mixing white wine with a little blackcurrant liqueur.

Kir royale is made with sparkling wine.

Kosher wine

Made according to the traditions of the Jewish faith

and under the supervision of a rabbi. What do the following wines have in common? Laurent-Perrier brut non-vintage Champagne; Châteaux Clarke, Giscours, Léoville-Poyferré, Pontet-Canet; and St-Emilion garagiste Valandraud.

All are made by special crews whose duties begin with delivered grapes and end with bottling. These field and cellar hands, overseen by rabbis, follow production rules that let religious Jews use the wines.

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