Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Beaujolais reviews done purely in emoji

We're living through the de-evolution of written language: from meaningless letters that form words and sentences back to meaningful pictograms that anyone can understand. This is a tough development for writers, but I'm trying to stay ahead of the curve.

So here we are: the first wine reviews written solely in emoji. I have chosen cru Beaujolais for this experiment because the best quality of a great Beaujolais is delight. Or, better expressed, Beaujolais πŸ·πŸ‡πŸ˜›πŸ½πŸ”πŸ•πŸ—πŸ€—πŸ’˜.

Guy Breton RΓ©gniΓ© 2014 ($26) 12% alcohol
Imported by Kermit Lynch
Buy it here

G. Descombes Morgon 2015 ($20) 13%
Louis/Dressner Selections
Buy it here

Christophe Pacalet Chenas 2015 ($18) 14%
Imported by Winebow
Buy it here

Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu "La Croix des Rameaux" Brouilly 2014 ($30) 13%
Imported by Vinergie Vins de France
Buy it here

Chateau des Jacques Moulin-Γ€-Vent 2013 ($21) 13%
A Louis Jadot wine, imported by Kobrand
Buy it here

Julien Sunier Fleurie 2015 ($30) 13.5%
Imported by Polaner Selections
Buy it here

Don't think I'm kidding: I took a lot longer translating my raw tasting notes into published form on these wines than I usually do. πŸ“•πŸ‘πŸ‘

πŸ‘―‍♂️πŸ“‘: @wblakegray and πŸ“ΈπŸ€³ @wblakegray and πŸ™„πŸ“™ Facebook. πŸ‘ΊπŸ‘Ž


  1. So one is good when drinking with Santa while watching multiple clocks, and another is best when dining on goats at your candlelight campsite.

    One is good with a woman in jail, while another compels women to dance.

    Ah, one has a double dose of mega purple that makes you want to wrestle.

    And that first one is for bro-snowflakes whose "friends" avoid them like the plague.

  2. Thanks. This clears up all the confusion.

  3. My pleasure!

    Something I discovered from doing this: I wanted to use universal emojis so that you would see what I chose. If I used a kumquat emoji, for example, that I lifted from the Internet, your phone or computer might not display it correctly if we are using different operating systems.

    What that meant was that I had a lot fewer fruits to choose from. Is that a bad thing? This might actually be a positive evolution in tasting notes. There were many writing restrictions in doing this -- mouthfeel was very difficult to express -- but aren't you glad to see a bunch of wine reviews with no black raspberry, red currant or gooseberry?

  4. Wait . . . what ‽ [*]

    ". . . wine reviews with no black raspberry, red currant . . ."

    Aren't those represented by this symbol?: πŸ’

    [*Speaking of symbols and punctuation marks, see what I did there? It's called an interrobang. Look it up.]