Tasting Terms 

How to talk about wine

Quinta

Portuguese for a vineyard, farm or estate.

Qualitätswein

The German term for a higher quality wine with a designation of origin, in contrast to a simple table wine.

Quaffer/Quaffable

Refers to a wine that is average in quality and should not be sipped.

Q.b.A (Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete)

Enacted in 1971, this German wine law guarantees the consumer a particular level of quality.

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