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Even in ancient times, wine tasters had a language for describing the quality of wine. About a hundred terms were found in Greek literature. Of course, there was no generally valid vocabulary, but an assessment was left to the imagination or discretion of the individual. It was not until the beginning of the 18th century that a culture began to develop in the wine scene. The French chemist Jean-Antoine Claude Chaptal (1756-1832) already used more than 60 expressions in his work "Art de faire, de gouverner, et de perfectionner les vins" published in 1807. Professor René Pijassou (1922-2007) of the University of Bordeaux, in his studies on the history of Médoc wines, collected all the expressions used at the time by brokers and winery owners (e.g. inexpressive, flat, full-bodied, full-bodied, aftertaste, robust, round, velvety) and already established tasting rules.

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