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Bar Terminologies. ABV. Stands for “alcohol by volume” and shows the total percentage within the drink that is accounted for by pure ethyl alcohol. All alcoholic products must, by law, give this information. Aging. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Bar Terminologies

  • ABVStands for alcohol by volume and shows the total percentage within the drink that is accounted for by pure ethyl alcohol. All alcoholic products must, by law, give this information.

  • AgingThe storage of the distilled alcohol in wooded casks, most often oak. Over months or years, the wood reacts with the alcohol, imparting to it a distinctive color, aroma, and flavor.

  • Alcohol content

    Refers to the amount of alcohol present in wine.

    It is usually expressed as a numerical percentage of the volume or can also be written as proof (for spirits).

  • Ale

    Is a malt beverage (beer) made by top fermentation at lukewarm temperatures.

  • Appelation

    Refers to the name or official geographic origin of wine. It is part of the system of classification of wines.

  • Appelation Contrle

    Is a phrase on French wine label which means that the wine comes from the controlled area named and meets its strict legal standards.

  • Appearance

    Refers to the visual properties including size, shape, color, texture, gloss, transparency, cloudiness, and so on.

  • AperitifDrink that are served before meals.

    An alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer.

  • AromaRefers to smell of fragrance of a young wine.

    The odor of a wine imported by grapes from which it is made.

  • Balance

    Is the combination and relationship of physical components (fruit, acid, tannin, alcohol, etc.) and to a lesser extent the intangible element such as breed, character and finesse.

  • Bar BackAn assistant or apprentice bartender, who does the bartenders scut work, including tapping beer kegs, running ice, replacing glassware, preparing and stocking garnishes, restocking shelves and so on.

  • Beer

    Is a fermented beverage made from malted grains (usually barley), water, hops and yeast.

  • Beer clean

    Refers to a glass free of grease, soap, and lint.

  • Blind tasting

    Is a system of evaluating alcoholic beverages without the knowledge of the producer, country of origin, and other pertinent information.

  • Bodega

    Is the farm / vineyard where Sherry is made.

  • Body

    Is the term used to describe the scent of more complex mature wines.

  • Bottom fermentation

    Is a process that refers to beers produced by the use of a type of yeast (lager yeast), which generally converts sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide at lower temperatures at the tanks bottom.

  • BouquetRefers to the smell of fragrance of a mature wine.

    Complex and interesting odor of a mature wine.

  • Breathe

    Term referring to a red wines interaction with oxygen when it is first incurred.

  • Brewpub

    Bar-restaurant combination in which beer served is brewed on the premises.

  • Brown goods

    Spirits having dark color and hearty flavor such as whiskey and brandies.

  • Bruised beer

    Beer that has been warmed and cooled again.

  • Brut (brute)

    On champagne label, dry (little or no sugar).

  • Caffeine

    Is a crystalline, bitter-tasting, but odorless alkaloid present in coffee, tea, and soft drinks; a stimulant.

  • Call brand Brand of liquor specified by customer ordering drink.

    Brands frequently called for by name.

  • Chaser Refers to the mixer served either with the spirit or on the side of the spirit in a separate glass, bottle or carafe.

    A mild drink (as beer) taken after a hard liquor.

  • Cocktail Cocktail is a well-iced mixed drink made up of base liquor, a modifying ingredient as a modifier, and a special flavoring or coloring agents. It is usually an apperitiff taken at leisure before a meal to wet the appetite; it is also reputedly aids digestion.

  • Coffee

    Is a dark brown aromatic drink made by brewing in water the roasted and ground bean-like seeds of a tall tropical evergreen shrub (Coffea) of the Madder family.

  • Cold method

    Is the method used to produce liqueurs when the flavoring ingredients are sensitive to heat. Examples of this method are infusion, maceration, and percolation.

  • Color

    Refers to the distinct hue specific to each type of drink.

  • Congeners Acids, aldehydes, esters, ketones, phenols, and tannins that are byproducts of fermentation, distillation, and aging. These impurities may contribute to the character and flavor of the spirit, but they cause undesirable effects in some people, notably increasing the intensity of hangover.

  • Continuous still / Column still / Patent still Also called Coffey still, after the inventor, Aenas Coffey. A type of still for whiskey distillation that allows for continuous high-volume production, as opposed to the pot still, which must be emptied and recharged one batch at a time.

  • Cordial / Liqueur

    Drink served after meals.

    A stimulating drink.

  • Cork

    Is a spongy natural material used as a stopper for bottles.

  • Cupping

    Refers to the proper procedures of tasting coffee.

  • Cuve

    Is a blend of wines used to make a particular house style of sparkling wine.

  • Decant (dee kant)

    To pour wine from a bottle to another bottle or carafe in such a way that the sediment remains in the bottle.

  • Dgorgement

    Refers to the removal of dead yeast from second fermentation in bottle; also disgorgement.

  • Demi-Sac

    On a champagne label. half dry; actually the sweetest type on the market.

  • Distillation

    Is the separation of alcohol from the liquid in the fermented mash.

  • Distinctive

    Means marked individuality of style.

  • Double / Single

    This refers to the number of jigger or shots of drinks / spirit poured and served into the serving glass.

  • Draft beer

    Is an un-pasteurized beer.

  • Dry wines

    Unsweetened tastes or absence of sugar. Almost all of the sugar has been converted into alcohol during fermentation causing the wine to lack sweetness.

  • Extra dry

    Extremely small amount of dry vermouth with liquor.

  • FinishRefers to the sensation left in the mouth after tasting the wine.

    A finish can be short or long, depending on the quality and age of wine. A very long finish or persistence can be an indication that a wine has aged well.

  • Flag

    Garnish of sliced orange or other citrus fruit on a pick, usually with cherry.

  • Flamb

    As a verb, flamb means to drench with liquor and ignite.

    The word may also be used as a noun, synonymously with flaming drink.

  • Flavor

    Refers to a complex group of sensations comprising olfactory, taste, and other chemical sensations such as irritation and chemical heat.

  • Food accompaniment

    Refers to food that usually goes with the wine when drinking.

  • Fortification

    Is the addition of distilled spirits to a wine either to stop fermentation and leave some residual sugars or to give some better keeping properties or to make wine stronger.

  • Free-pour

    To pour liquor for a drink without using a measure, estimating amounts by counting or other method.

  • Garbage

    A bit of fruit or vegetable added to a drink primarily for the sake of appearance. It does not significantly enhance the flavor of the drink.

  • Garnish

    Is a bit of fruit or vegetable added to a drink principally to enhance its flavor.

  • Generic

    Are liqueurs without a protected name, recipe or bottle shape. They are produced cheaply and are priced competitively.

  • Gin

    Is a spirit distilled from grains flavored with botanicals, mainly juniper berries.

  • Go easy

    Means to pour less of the mixer in the drink.

  • Grape over

    Liquor poured over crushed or shaved ice.

  • Happy hour

    Limited period of the day during which drink prices are marked down.

  • Head

    Refers to the thick, rich, creamy collar of gas bubbles that clings to the top of a glass of beer; also foam.

  • Hot method

    Is the method used to produce liqueurs by extracting flavors from ingredients such as seeds and flowers by heat. An example of this method is distillation.

  • House wine

    A specific wine a restaurant sells by the glass or carafe.

  • Infusion

    Is a process by which flavorings are steeped in water.

  • Jockey box Underbar cocktail-station unit, typically containing ice bin, speed rail, bottle wells, and cold plate for a postmix system.

  • Keg

    Half-barrel of beer, containing 15 gallons.

  • Lacing

    Refers to the marks left by the head on the glass as the beer is consumed.

  • Light

    This refer to a drink with low alcohol content.

  • Liqueurs

    Are alcoholic beverages made by mixing or redistilling various spirits with certain flavoring materials.

  • Long drinks

    Drink that are served in tall glasses.

  • Maceration

    Is a process by which flavorings are steeped in alcohol.

  • Marry

    To blend wines or spirits.

    To add something to the liquor in a bottle.

  • Methode Champenoise Means a traditional method of making sparkling wine, particularly Champagne, wherein fermented wine is bottled with yeast cells and sugar to induce a secondary fermentation. When fermentation is complete, the wine is