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Adrienne Lehrer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307931

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001

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What Else Is Like Wine Description?

What Else Is Like Wine Description?

(p.245) 17 What Else Is Like Wine Description?
Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The concept of tasting notes has spread from wine to other beverages, especially beer, coffee, and tea. There are descriptions such as "aromas of dark chocolate, flowers, and graham crackers" that could apply to any of these beverages. Food like chocolate and cheese can also be described by a specialized vocabulary. Descriptions of perfume show many parallels to wine descriptions, and a fragrance wheel has been constructed. The language of music criticism can be added. Word for describing people also show similarity with wine words. Many are evaluative terms are evaluative as well as descriptive. To be thrifty is positive; to be stingy is not.

Keywords:   beer, coffee, tea, chocolate, tomatoes, perfume, music, people

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