(Drawing credit: Benjamin Saltzman)
From top left to lower right, each line signifies a lift of the glass to my nose and mouth. Consumed over several hours with a dear friend and a series of seafood dishes.
Today is the first day of our enormous new adventure in wine. How to describe wine has always been a concern for serious wine drinkers. In fact, Slate recently published an article on this very problem. The present anonymous tasters (who are, by the way, experts) have decided to overcome this conundrum by establishing a new modality of taste description. The marriage of art and wine takes place both here and now. Although none of us are professional artists, we are professional wine drinkers. Henceforth, we shall attempt to describe wine, its smell, flavor, and emotion, using simple and complex imagery. Until next time, enjoy your wine. Cheers!