Playing Wine Bullshit Bingo…………………….

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As a wine drinker for over 40 years I have long-held the view that most critics utter a load of bullshit in their descriptions of wine. Here are just a few of the hackneyed terms that wine critics love to spout:-

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ANGULAR
An angular wine is like putting a triangle in your mouth – it hits you in specific places with high impact and not elsewhere. It’s like getting punched in the arm in the same place over and over again. An angular wine also has high acidity.
AUSTERE
This is a very unfriendly wine. It hits your mouth and then turns it inside out. It usually means the wine has very high acidity and very little fruit flavors. An austere wine is not fruit-forward nor opulent.
BARNYARD
This means the wine smells like poo. It’s never used anymore describing a wine, unless the wine writer is attempting to dig…

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