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Wine words: Don't let label descriptors intimidate you
Q: I like hot and spicy food, hot peppers, wasabi, horseradish—you get the idea. In a conversation I had about wine I was told people with tastes like mine could never taste the subtle flavors and aromas in wines. In general do you think this is true? I read the descriptors on labels and can almost never smell or taste these things. I've been told many times you have to develop that taste. Is there hope for me or is this just hype?. I enjoy reds for the most part and have my likes and dislikes.
July 9, 2013