"The problem, for me, is that when new wine drinkers reach their big moment of tasting a “major” wine–“major” because Parker gave it a 97 rating–they often choke, gag, experience soft palate disfigurement, and end up deciding that if this is “great” wine, they’re going back to Bud Light.
you know what would be cool. if you type in “i hate wine ratings” or “anti flavor elite” the first search would be wineberserkers. Right now for Antiflavorelite this post is #2 on the search but for I hate wine WB thread is at the bottom of the list =(. Everyone click the WB links so it goes higher!
I know that 95% of the wines I love…elegant, balanced, harmonious, delicate…would be characterized by Him as wimpy. .
This appears to be less a response to RP’s stupid statement about the anti-flavor elite, and just another stupid statement that my palete is better and more refined than yours.
Everyones palete is different.
I also know that if most neophyte wine-lovers could taste the wines I love, with their traditional wine virtues, they would love them too. Especially with food. And we’d have a shot at becoming a wine-drinking nation.
I know a bunch of guys here in Scottsdale that love and will only seek out enhanced, cosmetic surgically, super made up, big haired honeys. I guess they must also love big, fruit laden Aussie Cabernets. To some bigger is better.
The single biggest response to press we have EVER gotten was when we were featured in a four page article in David’s hard copy newsletter. HUNDREDS of orders for SERIOUSLY esoteric wines (David went crazy for our Fizzy Red and Oltrepò Pavese selections).
Yes, I agree. I just care whether I like the wine, the pedigree, etc. is secondary. Not that I don’t sometimes get seduced by high ratings (and sometimes high prices) like most of us…but my basic test is, taking one sip, do I want more? (Not, am I missing something, or, would this improve in a few more years, etc.). A lot of people seem to miss that point, IMO.