Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wine Tasting Is Bullshit-Here's Why


I hate wine snobs.

As far as I am concerned there are two kinds of wine. Good and bad.

You like it? Good.

You don't? Bad.

I was at a restaurant not long ago discussing an event with the catering manager.

At the table beside me were three middle aged men having wine with their lunch (for real and not for joking I do not get this-for most Jews this having booze at lunch is like crazy, crazy stuff, but I understand that a lot of people do have alcohol with lunch).


They ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter/owner was gushing about how the bouquet of this vintage was SO AWESOME, and it was fragrant and it was WAY better than the 2008 version. And it was SUCH A WONDERFUL RED and it was from the WHATEVER region of ITALY and the grapes were SO PERFECT for that time of year for that kind of WHATEVER wine.

And the one guy agreed and said YES THAT'S WHY I BOUGHT 2 CASES OF IT, SUCH A BARGAIN AT $150 (or whatever) PER BOTTLE, and YOU SHOULD SEE MY WINE CELLAR HA HA HA

And it went on and on and on and it took all my restraint not to jump into their conversation and tell them that they sounded like total losers and that their conversation was boring and that buying expensive bottles of wine is not some kind of penis replacement therapy.

It takes a lot, a lot, a lot of effort just to keep my mouth shut on many occasions.