Wednesday, 20 May 2009

A word on wine

I received a special discount offer from The Sunday Times Wine Club. Admittedly, I know nothing about wine but something bothered me about the mailing. The club told me I could “Save £55 on 15 delicious wines!” Hmmm…delicious. I asked one of my wine-drinking friends—the one who boasts a cellar containing more than 300 bottles—whether his wines were delicious. That’s not the word he would use, he said. And not the one I would choose either. So what word should The Sunday Times Club use instead? Delightful? Flavoursome? Sumptuous? Tempting? Just thinking about it is giving me a headache.—MT

1 comment:

  1. Drinking them could cause a worse headache ;-)

    How about ambrosian, delectable, luscious, yummy or my personal favourite - scrumptious.

    Sounds like a great deal!