Changing the Mood
Last weekend I woke up in a bit of a funk and decided we needed to come up with some sort of utterly simple while absurd form of entertainment to change the mood.
Facial Interpretations of Wine Terms: 1-4
Jr and I brainstormed and decided to create facial interpretations of wine terms. We posted four of them to Instagram and Facebook. They’re damned embarrassing but I like to think Jr’s and my willingness to uglify ourselves for the sake of joy is part of our charm.
A reader wrote and asked if I’d be willing to post them here. So, by request…
Facial Interpretations of Wine Terms: 1: Sauve Tannin.
Sauve Tannin. Tannin that is certainly present but utterly smooth verging on melt away. Often accompanies red wines grown in sand.
Facial Interpretations of Wine Terms: 2: Overripe Zinfandel. Chunky.
Overripe Zinfandel. Chunky. Often accompanies zinfandel left so long to ripen that more of the fruit looks like raisins than berries with the wine then heavily watered back.
Facial Interpretations of Wine Terms: 3: Not Yet Ready Barbararesco. Tight.
Barbaresco too young to drink. Tight. Nebbiolo, the grape behind Barbaresco, creates some of the finest wines in the world but that also carry tannin so strong they can be hard to drink young. Tannin separates the proteins from your saliva creating a mouthwide drying, and tightening effect.
Facial Interpretations of Wine Terms: 4: Overripe Napa Cabernet. Manipulated.
Overripe Napa Cabernet. Manipulated. While there are plenty of fine wine examples of Napa Valley Cabernet, it’s also a wine with a bad reputation for being overly manipulated resulting in wines that resemble real wine yet just don’t taste authentic anymore.
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