How to train your palate for wine

Wine continues to baffle those who think red only goes with meat and white with fish. The language that goes with it is also perplexing. There’s even a book—a picture book!—that pokes fun at the language wine critics use to describe their preferred beverage.

“The Illustrated Winespeak: Ronald Searle’s Wicked World of Winetasting” is basically a selection of commonly used phrases relating to wine, paired with goofy illustrations that capture the sentiment. “Full-bodied, with great character” is a portly man contorted like a trained seal, a wine bottle and glass perched on his upturned nose, while “ages beautifully” is a mature, slightly batty woman swanning around in a diaphano…

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