Kylix

A shallow, two-handled, often beautifully decorated cup from which wine was drunk in antiquity.

Kythos

In antiquity, a ladle used to scoop wine from the KRATER and transfer it into a KYLIX.

Kabinett

A level of ripeness indicating that the wine was not completely ripe according to the traditional German system. Light and fresh, kabinett wines (especially rieslings) are drunk by Germans as every-night wines. The dependable presence… Continue reading

Keller

Cellar.

KMW

Acronym for Klosterneuburger Mostwage. In Austria, the KMW scale is used to measure sugar in grapes and, hence, their ripeness. In Germany, sugar is measured in OECHSLE; in France, in BAUMÉ; and in the United… Continue reading

Krater

A shallow bronze or pottery bowl used in antiquity to hold wine; wine would be poured from an AMPHORA into a krater to be served.

Ktima

Estate; can appear on the labels of TOPIKOS OENOS wines.