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  • n. The complete set of local conditions in which a particular wine or family of wines is produced, including soil-type, weather conditions, topography and wine-making savoir-faire.


Borrowing from French terroir. (Wiktionary)



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  • "terroir" is the unique quality that a region of origin imparts on something. Most used for wine, but there is no reason it can't include a personage, e.g. the terrior of a midwesterner.

    June 22, 2009

  • (F.) The situation in which wine is made.

    May 13, 2008

  • see also mridangam.

    April 9, 2008

  • Learned here.

    April 9, 2008