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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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French for wine and therefore a much-used term (see below). Vin blanc is white wine, vin rosé is pink, vin rouge is red wine, vin mousseux is sparkling wine, and so on. For vin ordinaire, see vin de france. For vin biologique (more correctly, vin issu de raisins biologiques or vin issu d’agriculture biologique), see organic wine. For vin blanc cassis, see kir.