Is your high school Spanish class a distant memory? Here's a quick guide to some essential terms :
Spanish : English definition
Ácido : Acidic, sour like citrus
Aroma : Bouquet or the scent of a wine in the glass
Amargo : Bitter
Barrica : Barrel
Blanco : White, such as white wine.
Botella : Bottle
Catar : To taste
Catador : Taster -- ready to join the club?
Cena : Dinner
Cepa : Grape varietal, such as Merlot or Carménère.
Cerveza : Beer (Bet you didn't forget that one)
Cocina : Kitchen
Cocinar : To cook
Comida : Food
Compartir : To share
Copa : Drinking glass
Corcho : Cork
Corpulento : Full-bodied, lots of tannins
Dulce : Sweet
Espécies : Spices
Fruta del Bosque : "Fruit of the forest" meaning berries
Fruta madura : Ripe fruit
Lagar Bodega : Winery
Lúpulo : Hops
Madera : Wood
Mesa : Table
Mosto : Juice from the grape
Ñapa : From the Quechua word "Yapa" meaning added value or bonus. There's lots of ñapa in our more-than-a-wine-club / más que un club de vinos.
Plato : Plate or dish
Roble : Oak
Sabor : Flavor
Sobremesa : They say there is no translation, only the tradition of time shared around the table after a delicious meal.
Tanino : Tannin
Terruño : Terroir, or the natural environment where a wine is produced, taking into account the soil, climate, and geography.
Tinto : Literally "ink" but indicates red wine.
Uva : Grape
Vendimia : Harvest
Vino : Wine (you didn't forget that one either, did you?)
Viña : Vine or vineyard