Glossary of Grape Terms

Do you ever read articles or extension publications and wonder what a plant-related term means?  I am as guilty as anyone in assuming that my audience is familiar with the terminology specific to the plant species.  I can certainly empathize with those of you who are not familiar and need some assistance.  It seems like every year when I read the tax codes I need help and find myself trying to figure out what some word means (but that’s another story).  At least for those of you interested in grapes, there is help.  An incredible glossary of terms is available on the internet.  One of my colleagues at UC-Davis called it the most extensive collection of terminology on grapes available to everyone — now that is saying something!  Visit this site ( to find out what terms like Acropetal and Methoxypyrazine mean.