Och, the Dom Perignon! And Dom Perignon himself. The monk, who should be sanctified! A monk, who knew his way to keep the unwanted bubbles in the bottle. (You should notice, a bottle of Champagne is under 6 bar pressure – your car’s tire around under 2,5 bar – and even so, if you open a bottle, the bubbles come up so smoothly, so persistent, it is an art!) Do you know how to get traditionally bubbles into the wine?
It is Mr. Yeast, who after being added into a bottle of still wine starts eating the also added sugar, transforming it into three things: carbon-dioxide – aka: bubbles – alkohol and heat. While eating, his only goal is to reproduce. Bubbles are actually only the side-effects of his eating an reproducing.
Och, lucky Mr. Yeast, who lives to reproduce himself and at the end of his life dies in a bottle of wine…
Since the region of Champagne keeps for himself the most famous denomination for this bubbly wine, let us see, how you say sparkling in the different languages:
Italians use spumante:
Germans say Sekt
Ach, by the way: Dom Perignon doesn’t need translation:
During the last session of my sommelier course our professor said, it is strange, we keep calling white wine white, while we only describe it’s color according the sommelier terminology with different shades of yellow.
This made me think of how fun is that for example Spanish speaking people call the red wine “tinto” – which means red but also colored…
How is red and white (wine) called in the different languages?
Did you know that the title of Pulp Fiction refers to those pulp magazines, which were quite violent? How interesting language is, right? If you say pulp fiction, you remember automatically John Travolta dancing with Uma Thurman, but if I say grape pulp, your brain lets your saliva flow into your mouth.
Germans call it “Fleisch”, meaning flesh. (The whole word would be Traubenfleisch – grape pulp -, I assume Fleisch will be enough for our quick course)
Hungarians say hús (same as before, the whole word is gyümölcshús, but hús should be enough for now
Grape seeds seem to be the less important part of the fruit.
People who think this, couldn’t be more wrong! Grape-seed contain a certain polyphenol, called resveratrol, which is studied for its effect on cancer cell growth (according to Wikipedia
Other preliminary research on disease models
skin and wounds – OPCs induced vascular endothelial growth factor and accelerated healing of injured skin in mice
teeth – seed phenolics may inhibit oral sugar metabolism and retard growth of certain bacteria that cause dental caries
bones – grape seed extracts enhanced bone density and strength in experimental animals
in vitro cancer studies – grape seed proanthocyanidins decreased tumor numbers and reduced the malignancy of papillomas
ultraviolet damage – dietary proanthocyanidins are under study for mechanisms against carcinogenesis and sunscreen protection
blood flow and fluid balance
Please take a moment to talk to your customers about grape seed, when you have the chance.
How is grape-seed in different language?
In Italian you say: vinacciolo (the mp3 says olio di vinacciolo, which is the grape-seed oil
We all know, what the skin of a grape is good for. During the wine-making process the time, until the juice is in contact with skin, can determine the identity of the wine. In the skin is aroma, colour and the beloved tannins. Beside all these facts though, if you are on your wineyard and are simply pointing the grape, no one will understand, you mean the skin.
Listen to the German word!
The Hungarian pronunciation is also available
Listen to the pronunciation of the Italian word!
The German word “Haut” has nothing to do with the French “Haute”. The French word means fashionable, high class.