Wine: Get your côtes on
The subtleties of language and translation can be summed up in the word ‘côtes’, used to designate several different kinds of wine-producing terrain.
Language is a tricky thing. The ubiquity of Google Translate is giving the impression that translation is a problem solvable by algorithm. Yet understanding language is an art, not a science. Language is nuanced, fluid and subtle, and in constant flux.
The French word côtes is one such example of the nuance of language, and it is a word that intrigues wine lovers. It can indicate the availability of potential bargains adjacent to a well-known...
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