Tasty Terms

Painting by Antonio Casanova y Estorach

Painting by Antonio Casanova y Estorach

When connoisseurs talk about wine, it often sounds like they are referring to moody relatives with a lot of personality whom they just ran into at a family reunion.

It’s always so wonderful to see my noble, brilliant and mature grandmother. But wait… oh great. Here comes the buzz kill: my uncle who can be so austere, bitter and aggressive.

Where should I sit? Maybe at the table with my bright, focused and elegant cousin? But I’d probably have more fun with my other cousin and her friend who’s racy, foxy, hedonistic and complex.

Wine terminology has always gone along with swishing the glass, sniffing the wine and mentioning the bouquet (which is a desirable combination of several aromas)

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