Wet Dogs and Gushing Oranges
Winespeak for a New Millennium
May 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
As a habitual wine drinker and a former wine columnist, I regularly slog through articles and books filled with the fanciful, extravagant, mystifying babble used by writers whose prose is deeply disconnected from the beverage they pretend to describe. One such writer, ransacking nature for imagery to promote a French wine, paints a regional Burgundy as "a good mountain stream that could one day become a long, peaceful river." The celebrated Robert Parker, turning to the city for similes and meta...
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