After reading Laurie Daniel's column, I''m zeroing in on the wine clichés that leap from vintner's mouths. For example, today I was reading an interesting article on Sicilian wines in the Wine News, when lo and behold, this little cliché popped up:
"Our goal isn't to make wines that impress wine critics, but to make wine that expresses our great terroir."
Other than the occasional cliché, the article is quite good. I'm especially interested in the efforts of Sicilian winemakers to produce serious single-varietal Nero d'Avola. And then there's the up and coming vinos from Mt. Etna. I look for Sicily to wow me for years to come.