83. Ice Wine
An intensely sweet wine made from grapes that have frozen on the vine.

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84. Inoculate
Process of sterilizing the must

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85. Isinglass
A transparent and pure form of gelatin fining agent obtained from the air bladder of certain fish.

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86. labrusca, Vitis
A species of grape that is native to North America.

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87. Lees
Dead yeast and other solids that settle at the bottom during the winemaking process.

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88. Legs
The droplets of wine that form and slide down the sides of the glass when the wine is swirled.

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89. Litmus Paper
A small strip of treated paper used in winemaking for checking the acid level of a juice. Also called pH Strips.

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90. Malic acid
The organic acid found in apples, grapes and wine. Malic acid is converted to lactic acid during malolactic fermentation.

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91. Malolactic fermentation
A natural, secondary fermentation, optional in the winemaking process, which softens the total acidity of the wine through the conversion of malic into lactic acid.

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92. Maturation
The process by which a wine reaches a point of readiness for bottling; can continue in the bottle.

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93. Mead
Wine made from honey. There are other beverages made with honey that are generally referred to as meads but indeed have their own names. Just a few of these (there are scores of them) are:

  1. Balche, Mayan mead made with Balche bark
  2. Bochet, sack mead that has been burned or charred
  3. Bracket, mead and ale combined
  4. Braggot, mead made with honey and malt
  5. Capsicumel, mead made with honey and chile peppers
  6. Cyser, sack mead (actually, a Melomel) made with honey and apples (or apple juice) and is closely related to hard cider. Also known as Cyster.
  7. Dry Mead, Mead containing no flavoring other than honey and is made using about 2-1/2 pounds of honey per U.S. gallon of mead.
  8. Hippocras, spiced pyment
  9. Meddeglyn, a Welsh spiced mead. Also known as Myddyglyn.
  10. Melomel, a mead made with honey and fruit. Also known as Mulsum
  11. Metheglin, a sack mead made with honey and herbs and/or spices. Also known as Metheglyn.
  12. Morat, a sack mead (actually, a Melomel) made with honey and mulberries
  13. Omphacomel, a mead made with honey and verjuice (the juice of unripened or immature grapes)
  14. Oxymel, a mead mixed or blended with vinegar
  15. Perry, a sack mead (actually, a Melomel) made with honey and pears
  16. Pyment, a mead (actually, a Melomel) made with honey and grapes or grape juice. Also known as Clarre.
  17. Rhodamel, a mead (actually, a Metheglin) made with honey and rose petals . Also known as Rhodomel.
  18. Sack Mead, a mead containing no flavoring other than honey but is sweeter than most other meads and is made using about 4 pounds of honey per U.S. gallon of mead.
  19. Small Mead, a mead containing no flavoring other than honey but is made using only about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds of honey per U.S. gallon of mead and is fermented using an ale yeast. A small mead is closer to ale than to wine, while both dry and sack meads are closer to wine.
  20. T’ej, a mead made with honey and hops
  21. Traditional Mead, a mead made with honey, water, acid, yeast nutrients, and yeast only.
  22. Varietal, a Traditional mead made with a pure variety of honey, such as Clover, Fireweed or Heather.
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94. Medium sweet
A term to indicate the perceived level of sweetness in wines that are not fully sweet.

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95. Medium-dry
A term to indicate slight sweetness in wines that are not quite dry.

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96. Merlot
A species of grape used to make red wines. Merlot often tastes plumlike, and can even taste of chocolate.

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97. Metabisulphite
See Campden Tablets, Potassium Metabisulfite or Sodium Metabisulfite

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98. Minerally
Used to describe flavors and aromas that suggest minerals, such as flint, steel, chalk etc.

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99. Mulled Wine
Red wine that has been mixed with sugar, lemon, and spices, usually including cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Served hot.

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100. Must
Unfermented Wine.

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