Friday, 26 June 2015

Rule #195: Wine snobs

 Or wine "connoisseurs" to use the parlance of our times.
Fellow drunks everywhere rejoice with me. A recent study suggests that it is too hard for even experts to differentiate the taste between wines. Statistically-apt wine collector Robert Hodgson ran a scientific test on the illustrious judges at the California state fair wine competition, and found that only 10% of judges could tell that they were being given the same exact wine multiple times. So the people who thought "all wines taste the same" are largely vindicated. I don't think all wines taste the same, but I really don't think there is a lot of difference between a good $15 bottle and a $100 bottle. at least some of it has to come down to personal taste. When I try wine I either like it, or I don't. There's not really much to figure out.

 So to all you wine snobs out there who thought that you liked the finer details of the finer things, you were actually just puffing up your chest in false sophistication, getting drunk on fermented juicy juice, and using adjectives. You can sniff, swirl, swallow and talk about legs, earthy tones and tannins all you like. The rest of us will drink what tastes good. And what doesn't taste good if it's free.

 And to the would be snobs to be out there, I encourage you to forget everything you are told, for the truth awaits, and it is found in your own opinion of what you like. And I encourage you to discover your local wines, wherever you live.

In the new world, this article will be posted at each wine-selling establishment


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