Wine Writing: Purple Prose?
You can choose silly or extra-silly. The generator reminds me just how ridiculous wine description can get (and yes, I'm guilty of purple prose too). Here are some examples:
Twisted but arcane Pinot Gris. Kicks you with skittle, oaky cottage cheese and perceptible hair-spray. Drink now through whenever the cows come home.
Wicked but underdone Barbera. Whispers of yellow taffy, whimsical C-ration and a modicum of lamb shank. Drink now through Friday.
Dark and mysterious but equally soggy Dessert wine. Throws out steamed vegetable, lacking in character frosted pop-tart and perceptible toothpaste. Drink now through never.
You get the picture. It's an amusing distraction, but also makes me ask whether you rely more on the description in a wine review or the score, or do you read wine reviews at all to make your purchases? Got a favorite over-the-top description?