Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.

4.1.12

Oenglish: the language of labels.

The label on the wine bottle said the wine inside was 'affable'. It was a Victorian shiraz, 2008. I have forgotten the maker, who might be an affable chap. But I suspect he meant either quaffable or approachable, or a meaning in between those words.

Happy new year.

2 comments:

A Melbourne Girl said...

Funny. Maybe he meant it wasn't going to attack anyone's taste buds.
I love the word quaff

kitchen hand said...

Originally meaning to drink in copious draughts. There is a modern expression for this that is more succinct but not as poetic.