The My Chauffeur 'Easy Wine Descriptor'

 Wine tasting descriptors The use of wine tasting descriptors allows the taster an opportunity to put into words the aromas and flavors that they experience and can be used in assessing the overall quality of wine. Many wine writers, like Karen MacNeil in her book The Wine Bible, note that the difference between casual drinkers and serious wine tasters is the focus and systematic approach to tasting wine with an objective description of what they are sensing. LEARN MORE.

OR JUST HAVE SOME FUN ON YOUR TOUR and know about the "Easy Wine Descriptor" below; a system to impress fellow wine drinkers when you don't know what to say.  Its inherent vagueness covers all the bases and prevents major blunders.  Just pick one word at random from each column, and you'll have an opinion -- provided that the wine is enjoyable to begin with, as I am sure it will be!  There are 10,000 different combinations: Print it out & take it with you.  What Fun!

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Column B

Column C

Column D

stimulating &

Vital

refreshingly

honest

soft &

mellow

stylishly

positive

charming &

round

characteristically

refined

amusing &

fragrant

elegantly

authentic

graceful &

fruity

classically

sensuous

clean &

aromatic

typically

forward

hedonistic &

limpid

exquisitely

structured

smooth &

scented

gracefully

balanced

supple &

fine

delicately

developed

suave &

sophisticated

properly

well-constituted

Other words you may want to throw into the mix include: "Wonderful nose (strawberry, raspberry etc.), good body, great balance, refined texture, great length, perfect expression of a lovely grape, my style of pinot."