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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.










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