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Wine Blogging Wednesday - Just Seven Words

Last week I put a call out to the twittering-bloggers for some seven word tasting notes for an advanced Wine Blogging Wednesday post. The panic was set when the editor of the Guardian's Word of Mouth wanted to make sure there was 'something', somewhere on the latest WBW theme to link to. I had submitted a post for publication on Word of Mouth and their initial plan was to run it the next day but insisted that there was something on Spittoon in support.

But I had nothing, hence the call. Luckily their plans changed and my posts publication has been postponed. (I don't think they quite grasp the essence of these rolling blogger events). Still it was lucky they changed the publication date as the result from the twitter-call was zilch.

Understandable perhaps. Most will want to keep what they have for the day itself. That evening, glugging on a decent Portuguese white (at £3.49 a bargain), I came up with a couple of seven word tasting notes, which may aid (or perhaps hinder) those thinking of taking part -

  • horrible if you suck a mint beforehand
  • eases passage through Hollyoaks, awaiting C4 news
  • cheap as chips, great with them too

What these three examples don't do is explain the flavour, the colour, the 'taste' which was the aim. But it is damn hard. Have you tried?

What did result from the exchange with the editor was a rather interesting thought - if you can't find the exact word, why not invent one?. Just an idea.

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weird. I sent you 2 different reviews via twitter. Sorry you didn't get either!

You did? Oh, that's nice to know (I was feeling a little rejected after). No idea where they went though...

Laurence Veale also did a Twitter one. We have three so far on LouderVoice but as you said, most people are waiting until the 14th.

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