27 April 2008

Wine advice for the casual sommelier

Dear Friends,

Some of you have come to me asking for advice on wine buying.

Never fear, gentle readers. Cagey JG is here with a simple resolution to your dilemma:

Beyond pairing whites with fowl and fish, and reds with red meats, skip looking at the bottle logo and price - look to the bottles that have reviews and descriptions that lay beneath.

Logophiles will appreciate this: Set out with your favorite adjectives in mind, and scan those reviews for them. Trust your loquacious instincts and buy based on your vocabulary urging you. I suggest words that depict or relate to ladies. Two time-honored examples: 'delicate,' and 'supple.' Since this is a family blog, I regret I can't go into greater detail.

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