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.