Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Food Jargon Resources

Word Spy
Anyone interested in food jargon should check out the Food and Drink Index of Word Spy, an amazing Web-based resource devoted to lexpionage, or “the sleuthing of new words and phrases.” Word Spy takes it's logophilia seriously – a new term will only make the index if it has appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other sources.

Sean Shesgreen on winespeak
Sean Shesgreen’s 2003 article, "Wet Dogs and Gushing Oranges: Winespeak for a New Millennium," is a critical introduction to the similes and metaphors (or “winespeak”) used by U.S. wine writers.

Wine X Magazine
Shessgreen’s article focuses on mainstream wine writing, but the next wave in winespeak is already being written by Wine X Magazine. Wine reviews mine the language of rock-n-roll, hip-hop, retro tv shows, and sex to demystify wine for new generation.