LAS VEGAS: Got into a cool debate with my fellow editors during a meeting in Sin City today about the phrase “international style.” I have always thought that this phrase was rather negative. It meant a wine with dark color, fruit forward, lots of perfumes, high in alcohol, big juicy tannins and a long fruity finish. It described a wine that could come from anywhere, showing very little character from where it came from, or perhaps provenance is the right term.
Others thought that the term described a wine that had been made in a modern way with all of the above, but it still maintained some local character, or for a better phrase its “somewhere-ness.” The description was not a negative for them.
It made me think. Maybe they are right and I am wrong.
What do you think?
Anthony Clapcich — May 8, 2006 5:10pm ET
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