Morris wrote, “Grumpy Editor, known to have a glass of white zinfandel on occasion, is always fascinated with wine reviews that come close to, well, fantasy.
“Or maybe wine reviewers are taking a page from former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan who enjoyed inserting phrases into speeches that Wall Street and financial writers took hours, sometimes days, to decipher.Â Best example: ‘Irrational exuberance,’ used in a speech to describe the state of the stock market.
“With many folks these days ultra conscious as to what goes into their stomachs, another review in the Oct. 1 issue of BusinessWeek describes a French white wine with, ‘This offering is scented with fresh lime, fennel, tangerine zest and flowers.Â It finishes with fascinating hints of iodine, oyster shell and citrus zest.'”
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