Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies: Weekly Wine Word Wednesdays

The Weekly Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies is: Plonk

Come on - any saged wine lover has sipped a glass of  "plonk" - - in fact a glass of plonk could even be subjective, according to one's own personal taste buds.  

Plonk is an unspecific and derogatory term in British/Australian English for wine that is inexpensive or judged to be of poor quality.  The name is believed to have come from Australian slang, in reference to blanc (French word for "white")  and the blanc wine's stereotypical examples of plonk included Blue Nun or Liebraumilch - both inexpensive sweet German wines that can be seen on the shelves at your local chain drug store.

Despite the reference to the color white, the term is not limited to white wine, as there are several red (neon purple, green, blue ...) wines that could also be categorized as "plonk." 

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...