Earlier this year, I was asked by Snooth how I write tasting notes and I happily offered my opinion. After much anticipation, the post was published earlier this month. In response to my contribution, I received the following email, which made my day.
As a very humble English sexagenarian cellaring for over 40 years, a big thank you for your comments in October’s Snooth newsletter regarding writing tasting notes. It’s so very nice to read, and share, the same view with an eminent “wino”! as yourself and who agrees most wholeheartedly with the broad comment that it is a personal snap-shot in time, ambiance, food, company, location and so much more. Overly clever wine-speak is self indulgent, crass and unnecessary for most genuine wine lovers. Love it, taste it, drink it, enjoy it and keep thoughts and comments simple.
I could not agree more.