Image: A visitor to the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, Calif., attends a wine tasting class. (Charles O'Rear/Getty Images)

Unlike food — which gives us sensory cues like crunchy and hot — with wine, it’s all about tiny differences in taste and smell; the danger is in getting too poetic. In Cork Dork, master sommelier Bianca Bosker argues that tasting notes, which are meant to be a helpful guide, might be just creating new confusion for the lay-drinker.

Oaky, With Notes Of BS: Why Wine Tasting Struggles To Get It On The Nose


How the fuck have I never seen this until today?!?!