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Course: Bordeaux

Class 1: Bordeaux


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Château Lafite's chai, or barrel room.
Most are not this palatial.

 

VOCABULARY

These words are often used in conjunction with wines and wineries in France. To hear the pronunciation of a word, click on the megaphone icon next to it.

 

Assemblage, blending or assembling the various lots of wine
AC or AOC, Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, Wine from a specific region. France's highest quality wines are in this category
Barrique, oak barrel used in Bordeaux
Bordeaux Superieur, the AOC just higher than the Bordeaux AOC; requires 10% of alcohol...

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