Wine Glossary: E
While tasting wine across Washington state, here are some terms you may come across:
Earthy - a wine with charactertics of earth or soil.
Eiswein - German term meaning ice wine. Refers to a rare sweet wine made from late-harvest grapes that have frozen on the vine.
Elegant - well-balanced wines of quality and grace.
Empty - A wine without character, also called a hollow wine.
Enology - The science and study of wine and winemaking. Also spelled oenology.
Essence - a sweet, late-harvest red wine.
Ethyl Acetate - A chemical that gives a sweet, vinegary smell, often accompanies acetic acid.
Extract - the color given to wine during the fermentation process by the grape skins used. Can also refer to a fruity flavor in a wine.