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WiB is an online community of wine enthusiasts. Join us and you will be able to Add, rate and recommend wines and wineries; Send and receive wine recommendations; Manage your wine collection and Create a wishlist of wines you want to try.


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Member Announcements

  • Hi members:-)
    Can someone tell me, where I can buy wines from Starocel in Varna?

    07 Mar 2012 - Kai


  • We have (finally) added dessert and sparkling wines.

    07 May 2010 - demiro


  • New feature is added that allows you to add a website address in your profile. Now you can get some move visits for you blog or website.

    08 Jan 2010 - demiro


  • New "hi-tech" report for wines by price and search in the reading room and entities - now available.

    22 Apr 2009 - demiro


  • VINARIA 2009 is open from 18 till 21 of March. This is the International Exhibition of Vine-Growing and Wine Producing. We will be there. How about you?

    14 Mar 2009 - demiro


  • Don't miss our new Reading Room section in the main site menu.

    30 Jan 2009 - demiro

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What is terroir?
 From the Reading Room
Terroir (French pronunciation: [tεʁwaʁ]; Spanish: terruño, pago) was originally a French term in wine, coffee and tea used to denote the special characteristics that geography bestowed upon them. It is a group of agricultural sites in same region which share the same soil, weather conditions and farming techniques, which each contribute to the unique qualities of the crop. It can be very loosely translated as "a sense of place" which is embodied in certain qualities, and the sum of the effects that the local environment has had on the manufacture of the product. The concept of terroir is at the base of the French wine Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system that has been model for appellation and wine laws across the globe. At its core is the assumption that the land from which the grapes are grown imparts a unique quality that is specific to that region.