Wine-Searcher's database lists 5,956,276 items offered by 43,504 wine stores from almost every part of the world. Considering this volume and diversity, it is quite common to come across terms and abbreviations used to describe wine names which may not be familiar to all our users.
We have compiled a list of terms you may find as part of a wine name. In some cases, they may also appear as part of a wine label. Please visit our wine label information page for a broader insight into various labeling terms and laws.
We believe this glossary will prove to be a valuable reference point for finer details about the terms and abbreviations wine retailers use to specify wine names. Please note that the information provided here is specific to the abbreviations and terms used by our merchants to describe their wines. For a variety of other wine-related topics, please visit our wine information and recommended wines pages.
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