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February 29, 2012


Barbara Widett

That's a chuckle!

Paul Tamburello a k a pt at large

I've always wondered about those wine reviews. This set of judge's comments sent me right to my keyboard, which now has "aromas of caramelized apples and peach pie with a supple, fruity medium body and a rich honeyed nectarine and lime and pie crust finish."

Carolyn Liesy

Oh man, I love this. And I agree with you!!!!!!!

May Louise White

Very clever! Think I will forward this to my brother who is quite knowledgeable about wine. In fact, for 20 years he was one of the wine judges at the annual Los Angeles County Fair. He will find this piece most amusing.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka  pt at large

Actually, I'd enjoy hearing his take about the story and the how the judges characterize how wine tastes. If it's ok with him, I will post his thoughts about it. Thanks for commenting!

Janet Wilson

Wow...those guys must have just graduated from Sommelier/Marketing class and are practicing making up new descriptions. Personally, I don't want my wine to have a bouquet or taste of Brioche! I would rather eat my bread with my wine!

Just returned from a world conference of Country Club Managers in NOLA. The cuisine and wines were exceptional....visited South Yacht Club, New Orleans CC and Metairie CC, as well as several great restaurants...Frenchman Street and the French Quarter...Cafe du Monde for beignets and cafe au lait...of course.

Glad to see you are doing some imbibing as well...

May Louise White

Hi Paul,

Just got an Email from my brother and all he said re your article was, to quote his words precisely, "Ah, the bliss and charm of unawareness and ignorance of any art form." Like you, he does have a way with words. And, believe me, he does indeed consider the knowledge, study and appreciation of fine wines as an exquisite form of art.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka  pt at large

Hi May Louise,
Yes, your brother indeed has a way with words:) I don't know whether he refers to the wine tasters words or mine but would wager that it refers to mine! I'll add them to the comments about the story and let readers draw their own conclusions.
Thanks for sending this. I adds to the whole conversation.

 Carole Blossom

One of my favorite songs: "red, red wine" . My interpretation of wine....well after the 2nd glass goes something like this:
Red, red wine you make me feel so fine
You keep me rocking all of the time
Red red wine you make me feel so grand
I feel like a million dollars when you're just in my hand

So I'll have whatever wine UB40 sings about, thank you :)

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