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Let's Dish: What Wine Descriptions Make You Cringe?

Recently, I found myself at a swanky wine bar in Los Angeles. While I was engrossed in the long list of varietals on the menu, I couldn't help but notice the words that described the wines: nude, provocative, luscious, opulent, succulent, ravishing, voluptuous, decadent. They sounded like something straight out of a romance novel, and I was totally into it! However, this isn't always the case in the wine world. Often times experts and publications can be pretentious, stuffy, and down right cringe-worthy. I'd be happy if I never hear the words mouthfeel, ripe, and finesse again. What about you? Which wine descriptors make absolutely no sense to you?

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