We use the following main categories in describing wines, and these will begin our Quick Reviews. These are described throughout the rest of the blog.
Quality: Stolen from George Orwell, I use the Double Plus Good system:
++ for excellent wines, + for good wines, / for acceptable wines, - for bad, -- for undrinkable, but since we are kindhearted folk, you probably won’t hear much on the last two unless there is a story to go along with it.
Descriptor: This clever idea is based off a wonderful NYC wine shop, Best Cellars. We too feel that most wines can be broken down into some broad categories:
Body: Light, Medium. or Full, answering the question, "how long do the flavors linger on the tongue or hold up to other strong flavors?"
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