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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Silly Tasting Notes Generator

For a long time I've wished I had the technical expertise to write a random-phrase generator that would make wine reviews -- kind of a Mad Libs-meets-Wine Geek thing.

Now a fellow named Greg Sumner -- who does have the technical expertise -- has done just that. Modeled on Wine Spectator reviews, the Silly Tasting Notes Generator spews out some wine descriptions that are very nearly plausible and often quite funny.

Even better, Sumner provides the code so those who are so inclined (that is, people who are wine geeks AND computer geeks -- you know who you are) can add their own descriptors.
M. Zane Grey, 11:19 AM