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Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley
Situated to the north of the Russian River Valley, the Dry Creek Valley rests above the fog line. The days start with cool mornings and turn warmer later.

Dry Wine Term
Dry is a very odd term in the wine world. A wine is wet! It's a liquid! How could a wine possibly be dry?

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Dry White Wine for Cooking
So.you want a dry white wine for cooking. It's important to find a wine that compliments your dish, is of reasonable quality, tastes delicious on its own and is a good value.

Dry and Sweet wines are determined by the level of residual sugar left in wine after it has fermented. The LCBO sugar code attempts to categorize dry and sweet wines by labeling them 0 (very dry) to 30 and above (extremely sweet).

Match #3: A Dry, Sparkling Wine
A brut sparkler delivers palate-cleansing bubbles and a touch of tartness to liven up the scallops.

Essentially this is the opposite of sweet, although a wine that tastes dry still contains sugar, perhaps just a few grams per litre.

Dry - Another of the more confusing wine tasting terms, dry can be used a couple different ways. Most accurately, dry describes a wine which has no residual sugar, the opposite of sweet.

Dry the label. Face it glue-side upwards on a clean surface to dry; facing it upwards this will make sure that it doesn't stick to anything else as it dries.

Dry white wines Meursault 1998 Louis Latour
Clean, limpid medium yellow with a hint of green, quite rich, a really lovely colour. Touch of new wood on the nose, ripe melony fruit, slightly exotic, stylish and very expressive.

Dry Creek Valley Getaway
If you're in need of a vacation but only have a long weekend, pinpoint your plans by making a two- to three-day jaunt through the Dry Creek Valley in California Wine Country near San Francisco.

Dry, Dryness: The absence of fermentable sugar, not sweet.
Fermentation: Process of yeast cells converting grape sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide.

Dry: A term used to describe wine that is not sweet, usually containing less than one percent residual sugar.', '', 250)"; onMouseout="hideddrivetip()"Dry ...

In wine parlance, "dry" is the opposite of "sweet." A dry wine has little or no residual sugar after fermentation.
Flat, lifeless, lacking crispness, and ultimately boring.

Has no residual sugar or sense of sweetness. This doesn't mean all you taste is acid
Usually applied to hot, country reds, in particular wines from the southern Rhone ...

A wine that is not sweet because all perceptible sugar was consumed during the fermentation process.
A wine whose appearance, aromas and flavors, and/or general style are hazy and unclear.

One of the more common wine definitions, a dry wine has little or no residual sugar left in it after fermentation.
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Dry Extract
A technical wine tasting term. If you place wine in a centrifuge and remove all of the water, the powder that is left will be the dry extract. The amount of flavor that a wine has can be directly attributed to the dry extract.

Dry Grown A style of vineyard management where the vines rely on the natural rainfall and water accessible by the vines' deep roots to grow. Sometimes Winter rainfall produces flooding in the vineyard allowing water to be trapped in the soil.

Dry: A wine containing no more than 0.2 percent unfermented sugar. Also a subjective term. Opposite of sweet. It can describe wines with a rough feel on the tongue.

Completely lacking sweetness. Should not be confused with bitterness or sourness.
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Dry Table Wines
In Languedoc-Roussillon the production of dry table wines is mainly done by cooperatives from which come most of the total production.

Dry: Opposite of sweet and characteristic of the best Champagne. Notable table wines are on the dry side.
Drying up: Term is used to describe a wine that is fading due to excessive bottle-ageing.

Not sweet.
Uninteresting wine lacking intensity or proper acidity.

Dry White Wines
Common White Wine Questions:
How many ounces are in a "standard" white wine glass?

Dry Not sweet. Absent of residual, fermented-out sugar.
Earthy Aroma of soil, damp leaves, minerals or mushrooms,
Extract Soluble solids making up the wine's body and texture, ...

Dry-Opposite of sweet; somewhat subjective in that tasters may perceive sweetness to varying degree.
Dull-Lacking liveliness and proper acidity; uninteresting.

Dry: Dry is a term to describe the absence of sweetness in a wine. This is a description, which all sugars have been converted to alcohol.
Elegance A complimentary term to describe wine that has class, breeding, finesse and style.

Dry Creek Vineyard 2003 Old Vines Zinfandel - Sonoma, CA
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Dry—The absence of sugar in a wine. A wine with no residual sugar is totally dry. It is possible to have a slight amount of residual sugar, and still taste dry to most people.

Dry - The opposite of sweet when describing wines. Sweetness is tasted on the front of the tongue and starts to become noticeable to most people when the residual sugar is above 1%.

A dry wine has no sugar.
Early harvest
Early harvest wines are made from grapes that are picked before they fully mature. The wine is light (and less filling?) because it's low in alcohol.

Dry: The absence of sugar or sweetness. A fully dry wine contains no residual sugar. An over used and often misused term that should imply no positive or negative evaluation.

DRY: Having no perceptible taste of sugar. Most wine tasters begin to perceive sugar at levels of 0.5 percent to 0.7 percent.

Dry - Wines with zero or very low levels of residual sugar. The opposite of sweet, except in sparkling wines, where dry means sweet.
Eiswein - German for ice wine, a dessert wine made from frozen grapes.

Dry: a dry wine is one without noticeable sweetness. Technically, a dry wine retains little or no sugar after fermentation.

Dry-fermented - Wine that is fermented until it is dry, meaning that all the sugar is converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide during the fermentation process.
Drying - Well past it's peak and losing fruit quickly.

Wines with little or no sugar. All the sugar has been converted to alcohol during fermentation. When used in winetasting terms, it describes the absence of residual sugar (sweetness) in a wine that leads to a 'dry' finish.
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A wine with no perceptible taste of sugar.
Dry Creek Valley
This valley, located north of the Russian River Valley and west of the Alexander Valley seems to be a mecca for Zinfandel.

A term that describes wine that isn't sweet; its French counterpart is Sec. In a fully dry wine, all the sugar has been converted to alcohol during fermentation.

Not sweet and has little or no residual sugar left over as a result of fermentation.

Dry. A wine that tastes as though it has no remaining natural grape sugar. By law, a minuscule amount (less than 0.2%) of natural sugar can remain.

Dry (Sec)
Describes wine that contains less than 4 grams of residual sugar (not fermented by yeast) per litre.
Dull (Mou)
Describes wine that is not quite acidic enough.

Dry: An absence of sweetness in wine.
Elevage: (French) All stages of wine production that occur between fermentation and bottling.

Dry: The complete absence of sugar in the wine.
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Early Harvest: These wines are produced in the coolest years when grape ripeness doesn't achieve full maturity.

Dry: Wines with low levels of residual sugar. Also a tasting term used to describe a wine that is lacking the perception of sweetness.
Legs (aka Fingers or Tears): Streams of swirled wine or spirits that run down along the inside of a glass.

Dry Tasting term used to indicate an absence of detectable sweetness. Many wines contain a little residual sugar, while still tasting dry.

The puckering sensation that wine imparts.It is the opposite of sweet. It's often caused by tannins in the wine.
A characteristic smell that suggests the soil in which the grapes were grown.

In a red fermenter, the solids left over from draining the new wine off after fermentation.

Dry Creek Valley
The Carneros AVA straddles between both Napa and Sonoma Valleys, with distinct climates. The Na...
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Dry: In the wine world, dry is never the opposite of wet. Whether in a fermentation tank or in a wine glass, dry means the complete absence of sugar in the wine. That's all that it means.

Off-dry: Indicates a slightly sweet wine in which the residual sugar is barely perceptible 0.6 percent to 1.4 percent.

A wine that has small amounts of residual sugar.
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Pale Dry: A type of fino wine.
Palo Cortado: A very scarce type of wine which is a cross between an amontillado and an oloroso, with the perfume of the first and the taste of the second.

Body, Dry/Sweet
Ranges from the dry, full bodied and aromatic to the sweet heaviness of dessert wines.
Also known as Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains-its full name. Not to be confused with Muscadet, the dry white wine from the Loire Valley.

Medium-dry :
Contrary to popular belief, this term does not refer to a dry Champagne, but a rather sweet Champagne.
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The area is dry yet lush, with vineyards and olive orchards. The people are wonderfully friendly and earnest. A beautiful part of the world with great wines that are very affordable.
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A dry, light style of *sherry that has a distinctive salty, tangy flavour that comes from being aged under a layer of yeast cells, called a 'flor'.

Amarone: A dry but strong red wine from the Veneto region in Northern Italy. It is made from a blend of partially dried red grapes.
Amber: A shade of color some white wines turn after oxidation.

A wine low in residual sugar.
A wine having mushroom and/or soil characters; alternatively it can be a descriptor for characteristics Brettanomyces imparts to wines.
Typically well made, balanced, lighter bodied wines ...

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