Backstabbing wine term from the Latin: “Et tu, Brute”.
Not to be confused with the equally agonisingly sharp splash-on cologne.
Actually, it denotes a degree of sweetness (of sparkling wine). The order from dry to sweet is typically: Brut, Extra Dry or Extra Sec, Sec, Demi-Sec and Doux.
The book Cleanskin, a Vinous Expose for the Bon Vivant features a funny glossary. I though I share some entries with you on my blog. Amusing or what?