Wine Glossary: G to K


Green — Overly acidic or tart, too herbal in aroma and flavor; under-ripe

Grip — A strong finish; noticeable sensation in the mouth.


Hard — Too tannic or acidic; not aged sufficiently in the bottle.

Hearty — The full, warm qualities of red wines, high in alcohol.

Herbaceous — Grassy, vegetable tones and aromas

Hot — Too alcoholic; described in degrees from warm to hot. (See Aftertaste)


Jammy — The flavors of preserves in contrast to fresh fruit, a characteristic of red wines from hot climates.