Often people have trouble pinpointing exactly what they are experiencing in a wine. Putting the scents and tastes into words can feel awkward at first. Embarrassed to be wrong or to sound stupid a lot of people hold back when approaching wine.


I suggest finding other ways to describe the wine. While browsing the web to satisfy my inner nerd I often find many a great wine-geek friendly sites.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Chateau Petrogasm puts a fun spin by using images as wine descriptions. http://www.chateaupetrogasm.com/ . For example a 2006, Murphy-Goode Liar’s Dice Zinfandel, Sonoma County, CA. $18 might be a lion chasing a zebra on a moped. So next time you feel at a lost to describe a wine take a stab at expressing your reaction with a photo or drawing. Browse through the site to check out for some inspiration.


How about haiku? Maybe you remember writing them in middle school. These short poems offer a quick impression and leave a lot of room for creativity.   The web site Red Wine Haiku http://redwinehaiku.blogspot.com/ is written by Lane Steinberg who found his own outlet to wine notes.



 The point is be creative and make your own rules. Wine is something everyone can enjoy and doesn’t always need to be coated in technical mumbo-jumbo.