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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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The terms stem and stalk tend to be used somewhat carelessly by winemakers, if not by viticulturists. For information about the stem of an individual grape or berry, see pedicel. For information about the stem of a bunch of grapes, see bunchstem. See also destemming.