Vertical Tasting – Wine Term of the Week

Vertical Tasting - Wine Term of the WeekA “Vertical” tasting is when you compare the same wine from a single producer, but from different vintages. If you take a look at my last post, you will see that I participated in a vertical tasting of Kreutz Creek’s Kordeaux last weekend. They offered their ’06, ’07 and ’10 in a back to back comparison.

On the flip side, a “Horizontal” tasting is when several different wines of the same vintage are offered. Any other criteria of the wines included is entirely up to the host.

A “General” tasting is what you normally get when you visit a winery and sample their current selection. In other words, the whole assortment of their wines, all vintages.

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