I used to see ads for home wine-making kits and imagined a write-up for the wine: “A refined blend of table grapes and random fruit found in the 'fridge, loving aged 43 days in a plastic barrel. This wine, when opened, exudes an aroma of apple juice and phthalates with a hint of Febreeze and musty Brazil nuts. The first sip delivers a taste of vinegar and pine bark with a top note of vegemite and a lingering hint of asparagus. Pairs well with a large variety of leftovers.”
Which is probably why no one wants me to do their wine write-ups.
I don’t think it’s wine you don’t understand, it’s the wine snobs. Sometimes I think they write write crap like that just to make the rest of us think we aren’t as sophisticated as they are because we “don’t get it”. Well, I don’t get them either…
@sammydog01 I can see that. I was thinking more fatty meats /sausages and charcuterie, which IMO would not be a good pair, compared to a wine with spice and pepper notes and tannins to stand up to the fat.
Ambergris, ambergrease, or grey amber, is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour produced in the digestive system of sperm whales. Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor. It acquires a sweet, earthy scent as it ages, commonly likened to the fragrance of rubbing alcohol without the vaporous chemical astringency. Ambergris has been highly valued by perfumers as a fixative that allows the scent to endure much longer, although it has been mostly replaced by synthetic ambroxan. Dogs are attracted to the smell of ambergris and are sometimes used by ambergris searchers.
@mehcuda67@mike808@tinamarie1974 I bought a perfume based on ambergris after reading a review that talked about its halitosis note. I was simultaneously pleased and disappointed that I didn’t smell it.
@medz Yes! I’m mildly sad that they don’t re-tar roads in the summer anymore, kids don’t know what they’re missing. Walking barefoot on it when it’s cooled but still soft, popping bubbles with your toes…
I was prescribed a coal tar ointment for psoriasis many years ago, and I loved it because it smelled like the freight tracks in summer.