Wine Glossary I

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 at 12:00 am

Imperial: An oversized bottle holding 4 to 6 liters; the equivalent of eight standard bottles.

Intricate: This signifies the wine as being especially complex.

Isabella: This is a type of French-American hybrid grape that is grown in the state of New York as well as the other colder regions of Eastern Europe. A French-American hybrid grape grown in New York state, and colder regions of eastern Europe.

Italian Riesling: This is a type of grape that is called Riesling Italico in the country of Italy, Welschriesling in Austria, Laski Rizling in Slovenia, and Olasz Rizling in Hungary. This type of Riesling most probably came from Romania. The vintages that are based from Austria meet Auslese Pradikat standards, with greater acidity, but less aging potential than Johannisberg Riesling. This particular grape variety has absolutely no relationship to the German Riesling grape, which is called the Riesling Renano in Italy.