I read something earlier on twitter and I’m still chortling …
It made me wonder at all those words, names and terms that exist in the wine world that we may have, at some time, misspoken, or fear to even attempt.
Have you had that experience? Is there a wine or food term you may have used accidentally?
We have a famous one in my family. One member (who shall remain nameless), a young teenager at the time to be fair, walked into a large supermarket chain in Kent many years ago. As is often the case, the first aisles are the fresh produce, and the seasonal berries were in pride of place in the display areas.
In a proud, sonorous voice, this person declaimed to her mother (now several metres away), …
“Oh look mummy! Syphilis!”
Needless to say, the Physalis berries were not destined to be bought and dipped in chocolate on this occasion