‘Wine can of their wits the wise beguile’ Homer.
Do we overcomplicate wine? That is the question and there is no simple answer. Take a look at the above graphic and you’ll quickly see why people are so intimidated by wine!
Are you guilty of dressing up a wine descriptor to appear more knowledgeable? Would you buy a wine that some one simply described as nice? Have you got a great example of a wine description having gone too far?
I was once asked what the weirdest wine descriptor I had heard was? Easy! I remember being told once in a technical wine course that the wine fault brettanomyces smelt like an amputation ward. Really? How many people know what that smells like?
So how do you like your wine described? Is good good enough or is it a case of the wordier the worthier?