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Have you ever been to a wine tasting?  Modern, professional wine tasters (such as sommeliers) use a constantly evolving formal terminology which is used to describe the range of perceived flavours, aromas and general characteristics of a wine, the language used is full of jargon, but now you can join in, just use this handy little tasting notes generator.  

http://static.gmon.com/tech/output.shtml

Do try the "extra silly" one too.  

You can read about how it works here:-

http://static.gmon.com/tech/stng.shtml

If you are genuinely interested in wine, try Robert Parker's site.  It's much more sensible, but not as much fun.

https://www.erobertparker.com/entrance.aspx

 

Thanks to Ingemar Eriksson

Confessions of an aspiring novelist - aka The Write Inspiration is a writers blog from an aspiring author, a woman called Sinead who lives in Ireland.  Here you can follow her frustrations and triumphs online. 

Here is an extract:-

I've been writing books, short stories and poems ever since I could hold a pen (my colouring books were filled with stories and sentences as opposed to actual colours). I eventually decided against a career in writing and studied to become a social worker but I kept up the writing (and got rid of the colouring books). I'm currently writing my first novel and I figured what better way to publicise and motivate myself than by blogging? :) So by day I'm a mild mannered social worker; by night I'm a frustrated, honest and (sometimes) witty writer. Just like Batman. Without a robin...