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31 Dec 2003 by JR
  abboccato Italian for medium sweet (less sweet than amabile ) or, literally, 'palatable' from bocca or 'mouth'. See also sweetness . ABC Acronym for the weary sentiment 'Anything But Chardonnay (or Cabernet)' which has encouraged interest in grapes other than the (two most famous) international varieties on the part of both producers and consumers. abocado Spanish for medium sweet. Abona Denominated Spanish wine region covering the semi-desert south of Tenerife in the vinously revitalized Canary Islands . Inland, at Vilaflor, it boasts Europe's highest vineyard, reaching 1,600...

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