Log In / Join Now


Browse our topics using the letters below or search for a term.


Refers to winemaking practices that deliberately expose the wine to oxygen, such as the use of open-top fermentors and racking. Traditional winemaking exposes the wine to some air, but does not result in oxidized notes. An aggressively oxidative approach can result in nutty notes, as seen in wines such as Sherry or vin jaunes from the Jura.

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 365,000+ ratings.