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Relating to wines and spirits

age

verb

if wine ages or you age it, its taste improves because it is kept for some time

breathe

verb

if you let wine breathe, you open it a short time before you drink it so that the flavour improves

decant

verb

to pour wine out of one container and into another so that the sediment is left behind

distil

verb

to use this process to make an alcoholic drink such as whisky

distiller

noun

a company that makes strong alcoholic drinks such as whisky

distillery

noun

a place where strong alcoholic drinks such as whisky are made

lees

noun

the thick substance that forms at the bottom of a bottle of wine

still

noun

a piece of equipment used for making strong alcohol to drink

tartar

noun

a red-brown substance that forms inside containers used for storing wine

tread

verb

if someone treads grapes, they crush them with their feet in order to make wine

vintage

noun

all of the wine produced in a particular year, or the year that it was produced

viticulture

noun

the activity or science of growing grapes for making wine

winery

noun

a place where wine is made

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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