Today's "Tasty Friday" post is more like a tutorial on treats for your olfactory. It's a wine aroma wheel featured in the book The Wine Lover's Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice, and Lore for the Ardent Aficionado. It sorts out lots of the words used to describe wine in a clear and organized way.
Click on these pages from The Wine Lover's Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice, and Lore for the Ardent Aficionado to enlarge and read all about the wine aroma wheel.
More about the Quarry book:
For true oenophiles, there is discipline, devotion, and strict traditions to follow. For the general population, oenophilia is simply "the love of wine". By nature, wine lovers are collectors: bottles, vintages, countries of origin, and more. Wine Lover's Devotional is a year-long collection of insight and eclectica for the passionate wine lover. Each day of the week is given a wine-themed category: Monday: The Language of Wine; Tuesday: Wine Grapes; Wednesday: Wine & Food; Thursday: Putting Wine in its Place (Wine Geography); Friday: People Make Wine, Wine Makes People; and Saturday + Sunday: Weekend Wine Adventure. Wine Lover's Devotional uses hundreds of years of tradition, tasting notes, recipes, colorful trivia, and intriguing histories to inspire the oenophile in all of us.
Jonathon Alsop is a wine writer who has written about wine, food, and travel since 1988. He is the author of the wine column "In Vino Veritas" as well as many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor's Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and others. Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2000, where he teaches wine and food classes. For more about Jonathon and his work, visit www.invinoveritas.com and www.bostonwineschool.com.