List of Wine-Related Things That Need to be “De-Invented”
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about a short list of things that desperately need to be ‘de-invented”
got me to thinking about things in the world of wine that should have never been invented.
1 Wax capsules
2 Heavy bottles
3 Pinot Noir in cans and boxes
4 The term ‘terroir’ - this word belongs to the French and it should stay in France
5 The term ‘minerality’- the most ambiguous and poorly defined term used in wine descriptions
6 Wine competitions - a supposed standard of objectivity that is totally unfounded
7 100-point wines - wine writers need to admit that perfection in wine is not attainable
8 Cheap Pinot Noir
9 Wine preservation systems - can’t we just stick a cork in it and finish the bottle the next day?
10 Pinot Noir Blanc - a slutty form of Pinot Noir