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#51 Post by Todd F r e n c h »

K V a s t o l a wrote:Should I take that as a warning? People I like seem to like you. [shrug.gif]
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#52 Post by Scott VZ »

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
K V a s t o l a wrote:Should I take that as a warning? People I like seem to like you. [shrug.gif]
Ray.Tuppatsch wrote:We've obviously never met
5 feet of fury, this guy.
Lang's not in this thread yet.
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#53 Post by C. Bowman »

OP= original post
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#54 Post by Ken V »

C. Bowman wrote:OP= original post
And this guy:
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#55 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

Cris Whetstone wrote:
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:MV = Mixed vintage
I've usually seen that referred to as 'multi-vintage'.
I defer to what you've heard. You know way more about Champagne than I.
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#56 Post by Reese Ferry »

I'll add a few:

VT = Vendange Tardive or "late harvest" (also the postal abbreviation for VermonT [cheers.gif] )
LOS = Lotus of Siam

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#57 Post by paul hanna »

Few more Burg related....

RSV - Romanee St. Vivant
RB - Richebourg
CdT - Clos de Tart
CdL - Clos des Lambrays
CP - Cros Parantoux
Monty - Montrachet
Chevy - Chevalier

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#58 Post by Dan R »

German wine - GG - Grosses Gewächs
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#59 Post by Benjamin Sullivan DNA »

FML = f*ck my life.

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#60 Post by Julius L »

NTTAWWT = not that there's anything wrong with that

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#61 Post by Julius L »

TSSIA = the subject says it all
L = L@$Øff

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#62 Post by dteng »

C. Bowman wrote:<<---
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WWOTW = Wicked Witch Of The West
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I thought it meant Wine Woman of the Week. flirtysmile
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#63 Post by David K o l i n »

DNPIM = Do Not Put In Mouth

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#64 Post by Taylor Senatore »

Hey Admins! Sticky this.

Also: WINE SPECIFIC:

WOTN = Wine of the Night
WOTY = Wine of the Year
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#65 Post by Scott VZ »

I just came back to this, I forgot how extensive this list got. Keep em coming, guys!
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#66 Post by bretrooks »

Taylor Senatore wrote:Hey Admins! Sticky this.

Also: WINE SPECIFIC:

WOTN = Wine of the Night
WOTY = Wine of the Year
Along with these...

WOTF = Wine of the Flight
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#67 Post by Roberto Rogness »

How could AFE (Anti Flavor Elite = folks who like WINE, not fruit juice) not have been mentioned already?
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#68 Post by Guillaume Deschamps »

That would be AFWE (Anti Flavor Wine Elite).

This being said, I wonder how (why?) RP/RMP didn't make it to the list, it must be the most use acronym on this board. For newcomers, it could be worthwhile adding the main critic's name after the publication, e.g. TWA (Parker), BH (Meadows), IWC (Tanzer), CT (Sleepy) and so on, since they can be referred to both ways.
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#69 Post by paul hanna »

Scott VZ wrote:This post is turning int a part time job.
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EFA - Edited for accuracy
<3 - Love (took me ages to figure this one out, duh...).


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TVV - Tres Vieilles Vignes
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Guillaume Deschamps wrote:That would be AFWE (Anti Flavor Wine Elite).

This being said, I wonder how (why?) RP/RMP didn't make it to the list, it must be the most use acronym on this board. For newcomers, it could be worthwhile adding the main critic's name after the publication, e.g. TWA (Parker), BH (Meadows), IWC (Tanzer), CT (Sleepy) and so on, since they can be referred to both ways.
I've never understood the use of "TWA" for the Wine Advocate. It should be "WA". "The" should not be part of its name. We say the United States of America, but we don't abbreviate it "TUSA".
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#71 Post by Bud Carey »

So, does that mean POTUS is wrong too?? [wow.gif] [cheers.gif]
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#72 Post by Ken V »

Bud Carey wrote:So, does that mean POTUS is wrong too?? [wow.gif] [cheers.gif]
Yes. But the people who use that carry guns, so we have to agree with them.
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#73 Post by Guillaume Deschamps »

Ken V wrote:I've never understood the use of "TWA" for the Wine Advocate. It should be "WA". "The" should not be part of its name. We say the United States of America, but we don't abbreviate it "TUSA".
I see WA more than often than TWA, actually. But I still see clearly through your attempt to undermine the influence of The Wine Advocate.
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#74 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston »

David K o l i n wrote:DNPIM = Do Not Put In Mouth
An commonly seen in reference to this wine.

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Guillaume Deschamps wrote:
Ken V wrote:I've never understood the use of "TWA" for the Wine Advocate. It should be "WA". "The" should not be part of its name. We say the United States of America, but we don't abbreviate it "TUSA".
I see WA more than often than TWA, actually. But I still see clearly through your attempt to undermine the influence of The Wine Advocate.
And I see clearly through your attempt to undermine the influence of The United States of America, you smelly cheese eater!!!

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#76 Post by Steve Gautier »

Just read a CT tasting note with PnVnD. Can someone help me decipher?
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#77 Post by Guillaume Deschamps »

Steve Gautier wrote:Just read a CT tasting note with PnVnD. Can someone help me decipher?
Context?
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#78 Post by Gil Bauer »

Guillaume Deschamps wrote:
Steve Gautier wrote:Just read a CT tasting note with PnVnD. Can someone help me decipher?
Context?
I am going to guess "Popped and Vinturied" (from PnP -- popped and poured) -- but it's just a guess...
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#79 Post by Steve Gautier »

Guillaume Deschamps wrote:
Steve Gautier wrote:Just read a CT tasting note with PnVnD. Can someone help me decipher?
Context?
It was on a 2006 Bodegas Los Astrales Ribera del Duero Christina and started PnVnD let air for 6hrs.
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#80 Post by Guillaume Deschamps »

Popped & Venturied & Decanted sounds like a good candidate.
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#81 Post by Scott VZ »

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#82 Post by Mark.Ricca »

POTY = Post of the Year
BM = Batard Montrachet
BBM = Bienvenue Batard Montrachet
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#83 Post by ericleehall »

It took me a moment to figure this out when I first saw it:

AFAIK

(As Far As I Know)
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#84 Post by PeterH »

Missing-some pretty basic

General wine abbreviations

ABV Alcohol by Volume
AOC Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée
DOC Denominazione di Origine Controllata
DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica
TTB Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


German wine
A.P. Number Amtliche Prüfungsnummer
QbA Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete.
QmP Qualitätswein mit Prädikat

Wine growing areas- This could be expanded greatly

SCM Santa Cruz Mountains
SLH Santa Lucia Highlands
WV Willamette Valley
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#85 Post by NickC »

TL; DR

too long; didn't read
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#86 Post by Guillaume Deschamps »

PeterH wrote:AOC Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée
DOC Denominazione di Origine Controllata
DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Note that on a European level:
- AOC/DOC/DOCG is now replaced by AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée)
- IGT or VDP (Vin de Pays) is now replaced by IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée)
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#87 Post by Mark.Ricca »

Cheese n Rice!
Almost forgot an important one:

AFWE ~ Anti-Flavor-Wine-Elite

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#88 Post by Blake Brown »

BTW, I love this thread.
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#89 Post by Roberto Rogness »

Mark, see posts 67 & 68 re AFWE
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#91 Post by rjquillin »

NRQ: No Redeemable Qualities

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#92 Post by David Wright »

rjquillin wrote:NRQ: No Redeemable Qualities

Thanks to ScottW...
No Redeeming Qualities? (or are we talking NDNR bottles?)

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#93 Post by Lex S »

Guillaume Deschamps wrote:That would be AFWE (Anti Flavor Wine Elite).
I am so glad this thread exists. I kept seeing that acronym crop up in Wine Talk threads, but couldn't find an explanation until now. Thanks!
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#94 Post by Drew Goin »

WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get

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#95 Post by Brian Tuite »

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#96 Post by NoahR »

FIFY is commonly used and should be up there.
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#97 Post by RichardFlack »

WTF - Wine Tastes Funny / Foul

JS - Suckling, working on a more 'explanatory' interpretation

and on a serious note
JR - Jancis Robinson

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#98 Post by PeterJ »

NoahR wrote:FIFY is commonly used and should be up there.
= Fixed it for you
I know that's the common usage but I see it here when that meaning doesn't seem to fit. Google gives other meanings that don't seem to fit either.
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#99 Post by M@tt G. »

AG - Antonio Galloni
TFL - The French Laundry
CDP - Chateauneuf du Pape
PS - Petite Syrah
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#100 Post by Peter Papay »

LBT Lady Bug Taint
MALB Multicoloured asian labybeetle
TCA 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole cork taint
BRETT Brettanomyces/Dekkera off flavours
VA Volatile acidity

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