Do you use the word 'terroir' when talking to customers about wine?
"I use it sometimes when referring to French wine as it encompasses the whole process. It's an old-fashioned term, but I think it's something that needs to be rekindled."
York Wines, York
"When I do wine education I will use the phrase to identify a specificity about a particular time and place. For example, when you're talking about English wine or wine from Mosel it is important."
Arthur Purchase & Son
"We don't use it a lot, it's a bit old-fashioned. I don't think it means a lot any more, people want to go round the world now for their wine."
Wine Shop, Halesworth, Suffolk
"It's not a term we use, because our customers wouldn't know what it meant. To the discerning customer it's relevant."
Edwards' Wine Shop, Blackburn
"When I sell wine to people, quite often terroir will come into it, especially when I'm describing the difference between a wine from Burgundy and one from Chile. Some people appreciate the word more than others."
Hedley Wright Wine, Bishop's Stortford, Cambridgeshire