Wine Terms for Those Who Care and Those Who Don’t
Andrew over at Spittoon found an interesting article that explores the meaning of a new word, "Linearity", that seems to be coming into vogue among professional tasters and winemakers for describing a wine. What’s interesting is that there is immediate debate about what the word means.
I think what we have here is an example of a French academic applying his intellectual interests (linguistics and philosophy) to wine descriptions. It sounds fun to me.
However, it’s important to remember that there are two types of wine writing and wine descriptions: One set of wine language for those who care, and another set for those who do not. For those who care, the term "linearity" is a new toy. For those who don’t it’s confusing and useless.