Word of the Day - Vinification - For Reading Addicts

Word of the Day – Vinification

By May 27, 2018 Word of the Day

Vinification (noun)


The conversion of grape juice or other vegetable extract into wine by fermentation.

Example sentences

“Changes in the vinification process through the years have affected quality.”

Word of the Day – Paunch

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Word of the Day – Draconian

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Word of the Day – Isagogics

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Word of the Day – Quartan

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Word of the Day – Malleable

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Word of the Day – Deism

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Word of the Day – Cirrus

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Word of the Day – Batik

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