Common Abbreviations on the Board.

Hi all,

For folks new to the board, I figured we could compile a list of common abbreviations and acronyms. I’ve been on the site and really into wine fairly recently, and have found myself confused by a lot of acronyms.

Berserkers/wino Specific Lingo:
ITB - In The Business
OWC - Original Wooden Case
LOS = Lotus of Siam
WTB/T/S - Want to Buy/Trade/Sell
PEPSI - unholy sugar juice. pepsi
TN - tasting note
TNR - Request for a tasting note
QPR - Quality to price ratio
WA - Wine Advocate
RP - Robert Parker
WS - Wine Spectator (World Series in The Asylum)
BH - Burghound (Meadows)
CC - Commerce Corner
IWC - International Wine Cellar (Tanzer)
FTLOP - For the Love of Port
CT - Cellartracker (Some random guy on the board)
SVD - Single Vineyard Designate
WTSO - Wine til Sold Out
VT = Vendange Tardive or “late harvest”
PSA - Public Service announcement
WOTN = Wine of the Night
WOTY = Wine of the Year
WOTF = Wine of the Flight
AFE - Anti Flavor Elite
SC - Screw Cap

Italian Wine
BdM - Brunello di Montalcino
B&B - Barolo and Barbaresco
PG - Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

California Wines:
SQN - Sine Qua Non Winery
TRB - Thomas Rivers Brown, CA winemaker

French Wines:
DP - Dom Perignon
CdM - Clos du Mesnil
SWC - Sir Winston Churchill
CRR - Collina Rionda Riserva
CdC - Comtes de Champagne
VV - Vieilles Vignes
DRC - Domaine Romanee Conti
CdlR - Clos de la Roche
BdB - Blanc de Blancs
BdN - Blanc de Noirs
NV - Non-vintage
MV - Multi-vintage
LT - La Tache
DRC - Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
GC - Gevrey-Chambertin (sometimes Grand Cru)
CM - Chambolle-Musigny (less often Chevalier-Montrachet)
MSD - Morey-St-Denis
BdM - Bonneau du Martray
RSV - Romanee St. Vivant
RB - Richebourg
CdT - Clos de Tart
CdL - Clos des Lambrays
CP - Cros Parantoux
Monty - Montrachet
Chevy - Chevalier
CC - Corton Charlemagne
VR - Vosne-Romanee
PM - Puligny-Montrachet
NSG - Nuits St George
SGN - Sélection de Grains Nobles (“selection of noble berries”, wines made from grapes affected by noble rot (Botrytis cinerea). Sweet dessert wines like Sauternes.)
CdP or C9dP - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
CdR - Côtes du Rhône
LMHB- La Mission Haut Brion
HB- Haut Brion
LLC - Leoville Las Cases
TVV - Tres Vieilles Vignes
CdG - Clos des Goisses
Moose - Musigny

German Wines:
GG - Grosses Gewächs
ZH - Zind-Humbrecht.
Kab - Kabinet
Spat - Spatlese
Aus - Auslese
GK - Gold Cap
GKA - Gold Cap Auslese
LGKA - Long Gold Cap Auslese
BA - Beerenauslese
TBA - Trockenbeerenauslese

Wine Descriptors/Chemistry:
RO - Reverse Osmosis
RS - Residual Sugar
VA - Volatile Acidity.
Premox - Premature oxidation
DNPIM - Do not put in mouth
Brett - Brettanomyces

Internet Lingo:
OP - Original post
NSFW - DO NOT CLICK IN THE WORKPLACE IF YOU VALUE YOUR JOB (Not safe for work)
PSA- Public service announcement
FTW/L - For the win/loss
FWIW - For what it’s worth
IMHO - In my humble/honest opinion
TIA - Thanks in advance
OTOH - On the other hand
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
OMG - Oh my gosh
WTF - What the (insert f-word of choice)
TMI - Too Much Information
EFA - Edited For Accuracy
<3 - Heart/Love

I’ll check back here every once in a while, and update the first post to reflect the compiled list. Everything can go here, I’d think, from wine makers’ scientific abbreviations, to retailers’ terminology, to tasting note shorthand.

Good idea.

VA = Volatile Acidity.

FTW - For the Win
PEPSI - unholy sugar juice. pepsi

Should internet slang be specified?
FWIW-For what it’s worth
IMHO-In my humble opinion

OTOH - On the Other Hand

TN-tasting note
TR-request for a tasting note

DNPIM-used mainly by wine judges in competitions. If it smell like sewer gas “Do Not Put In Mouth”-generally attributed to Bob Thompson. Calif wine writer and retired wine judge

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

WTF - Wine tasted funny

TNR= Tasting Note Request

Eric is too modest : CT = Cellartracker.

Other media names:
WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
BH = Burghound
IWC = International Wine Cellar
FTLOP = For the Love of Port


A.

Great idea for a thread, Scott!

WS can also be Wine Searcher or World Series (in Asylum).

There’s a bunch of ones used for wine names, esp. Burgundy.

LT = La Tache (In Asylum: Lawrence Taylor for old folks, LaDainian Tomlinson for young folks).
BdM = Bonneau du Martray in Burgundy, Brunello di Montalcino in Italy.
CC = Commerce Corner on the forum, but Corton Charlemagne in Burgundy.
DRC = Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (In Asylum, could be Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie).

SVD = Single Vineyard Designate (a wine labeled with the name of the vineyard. In the US, 95% of the wine must come from the named vineyard.) (In Asylum: you don’t want to know. [wink.gif]) (In Math and Signal Processing: Singular Value Decomposition.)

SQN = Sine Qua Non Winery
SGN = Sélection de Grains Nobles (“selection of noble berries”, wines made from grapes affected by noble rot (Botrytis cinerea). Sweet dessert wines like Sauternes.)

I thought that was “Why the Face?” – or “went to France”…

Don’t forget “FL” → French Laundry especially in EE → Epicurean Exploits

Also EMP → Eleven Madison Park

There are also other restaurants that avid diners abbreviate confusingly but I can’t remember now.

In that vein: GS = Delusional and poor misunderstanding of Branding

What the f___?

But GTS = George Thomas Seaver, winemaker and owner of GTS Vineyards and Seaver Family Vineyards and Mets HoF pitcher!

HoF = Hall of Fame (only in Asylum until recent thread on Parker on the Vintner’s HoF).

NSFW = NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!!

Remember that before clicking and then complaining about what showed up on your screen.

Communes :

GC = Gevrey-Chambertin (sometimes Grand Cru)
CM = Chambolle-Musigny (less often Chevalier-Montrachet)
MSD = Morey-St-Denis
VR = Vosne-Romanee
PM = Puligny-Montrachet

A.

I know! Why don’t we all just write things out! I mean, OMG? WTF?

WDWAJWTO!

TIA = Thanks In Advance.

Unless you’re listening to Ka’naan (NSFW):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzQmdTt5dPQ