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The Vintners

08/26/2009 07:08AM ● Published by Wendy Sipple

The Vintner

Across

1. Sauvignon beginning
5. Wine connoisseur’s term describing a soft wine with full flavor
10. Fro partner
11. Italian sparkling wine: ____ Spumante
12. Wine aftertaste
14. French term for cheap, red wine: “___ ordinaire”
15. NW opposite
16. Toothpaste container
18. You have an ___ for detail
19. Something to cleanse between tasting
20. Mode of operation, shortened
21. MD associate
22. Rich Italian red wine from Piedmont
24. Leave
26. Magazine contents, for short
27. A.k.a. 007
28. Bouquet of a wine
30. Renowned wine-producing region north of San Francisco: ____ Valley
32. Paid space in the paper
33. Lithium symbol
34. And so on, for short
35. Spanish wine fortified with brandy
37. Say yes
39. Electrical engineer, shortened
40. Certain wkdy.
41. U.S. white grape used to produce tart white wine and champagne
44. IRS collection
47. Writing implement
48. Precedes Everest and Whitney
49. Breathing requirement
50. Wine tasting need
52. Climb up the side of
55. More than eight hrs.
56. Pinot follower
59. Utterly amazed
61. Picnic pest
63. Connoisseur’s term describing a wine with multiple overtones
65. IX minus VII
67. “Clos” is a French term for a _____ - walled vineyard
69. Short for milliliter
70. French term for “dry”
71. 17th-century cellar-master of France known as the inventor of champagne: Dom ________
72. Certain Syrah

Down

1. Sparkling white wine
2. Prepare wine for selling
3. About (abbr)
4. Substance in wine known to produce an astringent flavor
5. Juice drawn from the grapes in the first step of wine making
6. Short for lieutenant or light
7. Adore amorously
8. Mixed cold drink of wine, fruit juice and soda water (2 wds)
9. Term describing a wine whose flavor is distinct and delicate
12. Corkage, for one
13. Type of being
15. Wine glass feature
17. City in France’s southwestern wine region
21. Fruity, pink-colored wine
22. Flavor intensity
23. Rd. cousin
25. Particular grain
26. Associate of Arts, shortened
27. Type of minimum
29. Small taste
31. Politically Correct, for short
35. Wine steward
36. Merlot’s color
38. “I’d like to propose a _____...”
40. Sharp flavor
41. Pour out wine slowly to eliminate its sediment
42. You’re __ __ lot of trouble!
43. What Merlot and Pinot have in common
44. Between la and do
45. For example, for short
46. At a snail’s pace
47. Short for Post Script or Public School
51. Had some hors d’oeuvres
53. Weight increment (abbr)
54. Company name ending, often
57. To ____ a phrase…
58. Uncork
59. It rotates the wheels
60. Way of eating
61. Inquire
62. Uppermost
64. Short for emperor or empire
66. Certain rocks
68. Symbol for neon
70. Yes, to Jose
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