What not to say about cheese and wine…

What not to say

What not to say

When you’re describing wine, cheese, and other foods you use terms and descriptors that you can relate to and hopefully other people can relate to. We refer to the color, hue, clarity, aroma, bouquet, and talk about the flavors as they cross the palate of the tongue. We speak of lingering aftertastes and spices along with a description of sensations and sensory overload for many people.

Now, when working with new staff, or relatively new people to the wine and cheese world, there are a few things we try to avoid. We never call anything an odor. We try to find something more appealing in our base of experiences to relate to… although I find different reactions to something like barnyard aromas. I think of barnyard aromas and I think of fresh straw and fresh earthy sensations; my neighbor thinks of mucking horse stalls. I have to remember to go into the details of what brings a broad description together so more people can relate to it.

Today, I leave you with the image on this post from a cheese shop as to how we never want to describe a cheese, nor a wine, nor any other food stuff to go into our mouth. Sometimes, it’s best to see what not to do rather than what to do. Have a nice chuckle and then go get a glass of nice wine and smile the rest of the day!


0 Responses to “What not to say about cheese and wine…”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

RSS Upcoming Events

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.


Recent Tweets

  • What a great afternoon we had with Luke Marquis of Mollydooker yesterday. We were the first people in the state... fb.me/7l5hfeRCK 1 month ago
  • Check out our selection of candles - made from bottles we sell in the store! In a variety of scents, these... fb.me/y9AfJjaP 1 month ago
  • Tomorrow night at 6:30pm we welcome Kevin Hicks from Trinchero Family Estates to the shop to showcase a selection... fb.me/1oQ2KDQxe 3 months ago
  • Live Music tonight at 7:30! Holden Bare is back at the shop... playing from 7:30 - 9:30. 3 months ago
  • We had such great tasting events this week! First, Francesca Vajra of G.D. Vajra presented some of her family's... fb.me/85yqK8WdF 4 months ago


January 2012
« Dec   Feb »

%d bloggers like this: