Acidity- A component of wine, tartaric acid, which naturally occurs in grapes.
Big - Wines that are very full or very intense.
Crisp - A wine that feels clean in your mouth as a result of high acidity.
Decant/Decanting - pouring wine from one container to another.
Dry - A wine that is not sweet.
Earthy - Dirt-like, but not in a bad way.
Finish - Aftertaste; the final impression a wine gives after you have swallowed it.
Skin Contact - The process in which the juice of the grapes rests in contact with the grape skins.
Tannin - Substance in the skin, seeds, and stems of the grapes as well as a component of oak barrels. The pucker factor.