Gyropalette - A mechanical metal crate, which holds dozens of 'traditionally made' sparkling wine bottles. It is the automated answer to riddling. Commonly used in the production of Spanish sparkling wine, or Cava as it's called. This makes bubbly seem much less romantic. However, I loves me some $10 sparkly
Bung - It sounds so..Beavis & Butthead (heh ehh ehh). But the bung serves a vital function in the ageing/maturation process: It is inserted into the bung-hole.. The definition from the Oxford Companion is priceless:
"..If a barrel is stored so that the bung is at its highest point, this position is called bung-up and the bung may be left so that gas can escape from the bung-hole."
Flabby - It is my understanding that this word is used to describe wine that is lacking in acidity, and thus feels heavy & lazy in the mouth. This term is indeed apt for superfruity, high-alcohol wines. Yet the visual that the term 'flabby' creates is certainly unappetizing.
What wine words do you consider unpalatable?