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#51 Post by Todd F r e n c h » February 11th, 2011, 9:09 pm

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 » February 11th, 2011, 10:48 pm

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 » February 11th, 2011, 11:14 pm

OP= original post
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#54 Post by Ken V » February 12th, 2011, 3:01 am

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 » February 15th, 2011, 11:17 am

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 » February 18th, 2011, 6:16 am

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 » February 23rd, 2011, 1:17 am

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 » March 14th, 2011, 9:54 pm

German wine - GG - Grosses Gewächs
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#59 Post by Benjamin Sullivan DNA » March 26th, 2011, 7:15 pm

FML = f*ck my life.

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#60 Post by Julius L » March 27th, 2011, 8:00 pm

NTTAWWT = not that there's anything wrong with that

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L = L@$Øff

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#61 Post by Julius L » March 28th, 2011, 9:12 am

TSSIA = the subject says it all
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#62 Post by dteng » May 21st, 2011, 9:30 am

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 » May 21st, 2011, 12:40 pm

DNPIM = Do Not Put In Mouth

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#64 Post by Taylor Senatore » August 11th, 2011, 4:18 pm

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 » August 11th, 2011, 5:26 pm

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 » August 11th, 2011, 5:30 pm

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 » August 22nd, 2011, 12:59 pm

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 » September 3rd, 2011, 4:10 am

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 » October 6th, 2011, 3:46 am

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#70 Post by Ken V » October 7th, 2011, 8:10 pm

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 » October 8th, 2011, 5:11 am

So, does that mean POTUS is wrong too?? [wow.gif] [cheers.gif]
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#72 Post by Ken V » October 9th, 2011, 7:07 am

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 » November 17th, 2011, 11:07 am

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 » November 18th, 2011, 1:44 pm

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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#75 Post by Ken V » December 11th, 2011, 6:19 am

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 » December 25th, 2011, 12:22 pm

Just read a CT tasting note with PnVnD. Can someone help me decipher?
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#77 Post by Guillaume Deschamps » December 27th, 2011, 4:40 pm

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 » December 27th, 2011, 6:07 pm

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 » December 27th, 2011, 6:43 pm

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 » January 7th, 2012, 2:08 am

Popped & Venturied & Decanted sounds like a good candidate.
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#81 Post by Scott VZ » January 20th, 2012, 1:01 pm

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#82 Post by Mark.Ricca » March 29th, 2012, 10:30 am

POTY = Post of the Year
BM = Batard Montrachet
BBM = Bienvenue Batard Montrachet
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#83 Post by ericleehall » March 29th, 2012, 3:23 pm

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

AFAIK

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#84 Post by PeterH » March 29th, 2012, 6:34 pm

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
WA Washington

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#85 Post by NickC » March 30th, 2012, 5:45 am

TL; DR

too long; didn't read
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#86 Post by Guillaume Deschamps » March 30th, 2012, 5:49 am

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 » April 15th, 2012, 3:40 pm

Cheese n Rice!
Almost forgot an important one:

AFWE ~ Anti-Flavor-Wine-Elite

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#88 Post by Blake Brown » August 12th, 2012, 12:00 pm

BTW, I love this thread.
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#89 Post by Roberto Rogness » August 12th, 2012, 1:03 pm

Mark, see posts 67 & 68 re AFWE
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#90 Post by Larry Kaplan » August 12th, 2012, 1:57 pm

STFU= Shut the F Up
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#91 Post by rjquillin » May 13th, 2014, 8:49 am

NRQ: No Redeemable Qualities

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#92 Post by David Wright » May 13th, 2014, 8:57 am

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 » September 14th, 2017, 5:34 pm

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 » September 15th, 2017, 4:31 am

WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get

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#95 Post by Brian Tuite » September 15th, 2017, 5:57 am

smh - shaking my head
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#96 Post by NoahR » September 17th, 2017, 6:04 am

FIFY is commonly used and should be up there.
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#97 Post by RichardFlack » September 17th, 2017, 9:16 am

WTF - Wine Tastes Funny / Foul

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

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JR - Jancis Robinson

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#98 Post by PeterJ » September 20th, 2017, 8:02 am

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. » September 22nd, 2017, 12:34 am

AG - Antonio Galloni
TFL - The French Laundry
CDP - Chateauneuf du Pape
PS - Petite Syrah
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#100 Post by Peter Papay » October 6th, 2017, 4:49 am

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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