Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Did you know?....What "Funky" Wine Means

"Funky" is a funny descriptor. Recently a friend mentioned someone had described a wine to her as "funky," and she didn't know what that meant. I thought about it, and then I realized: people say "funky" when they don't know what else to say. The wine is so different that they can't easily describe it. Funny...but true.

Perhaps it's nicer to say that "funky" means "unusual" or "unexpected," in a way that makes the wine hard to describe. Wine experts do have lots of training, after all. Regardless, having read this, you now get to chuckle a little every time you hear a waiter or wine salesman describe wine in this way. Don't let this descriptor throw you. It sounds complex but really isn't.

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