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What is it about wine?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Conor, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    Women and old people seem to love it. I can only think of one occasion in my entire life that I actually enjoyed a glass of wine, and that was because it tasted like strawberries and it made me happy.

    For the remainder of my existence, I've always wondered who the pretentious douche was, who inventend the whole "wine tasting" charade.

    Can you really taste pine needles and the subtle aroma of the Swiss Alps in June? I call BS.

    99% of wine tastes exactly the same, and I'll bet your colon/palate/liver (whichever area wine is supposed to cleanse) is just as dirty whether you drink it or not.

    Happy New Year folks!
     
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    I'm with ya on that one. Can't stand it either, dreadful stuff.
     
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    And that's why you aren't a wine taster or whatever the hell they are called.

    Just because YOU don't taste it does not make everyone else's point invalid.

    You cant distinguish things from one another unless you tasted them before.

    Of course if you only drank wine a few times you wont be able to tell the difference.

    But if you tasted 50-100 different wines then you would have a better sense of what you are tasting and how to distinguish it from the rest.
     
  4. Ste Fishkin

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    It's like most drinks.

    If you change brand of beer it takes a few to get the taste and start enjoying it. I imagine the same with wine.

    I don't drink the stuff, never have I like cider. but I can imagine be getting into it if I wanted.
     
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    I hate wine ! I drink only rakia !
     
  6. Conor

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    That's exactly my point though. If the difference is so subtle that you have to taste 50 - 100 different types of wines before you can tell the difference between them, one can only assume that the people who have tasted less than 50 - 100 wines are just pretending to enjoy it and actually taste rotten grapes like I do.

    For the majority of the population, there is no difference between wines, and you're all a bunch of liars for enjoying it.
     
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    People just wanna be cool, wine isnt tasty. Its just some cultural thing, people who say that wine tastes good wanna be more "intelligent".
     
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    Maybe, just maybe some people enjoy it.

    Just because your palate has not grown accustomed to enjoy something that is not full of fructose syrup does not mean others do not like it.

    You could just as easily say why do people chew tobacco? It tastes like ass, can give you cancer and you will be jittery but some people like it.

    Why do people smoke, drink coffee, eat caviar, slurp raw oysters or any number of other things that are absolutely disgusting to the average 10 year old? Some people enjoy the experience of tasting more refined (in their mind) products.

    We are all different and enjoy different things, I used to very much enjoy everything sweet but my tastes have changed a whole bunch over the years and I would imagine most people's tastes do. One day you may be a pretentious wanker talking about the floral notes in your favourite tipple.
     
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    OP, are you aware of the red grape variety? i just checked out wikipedia quick and i counted around 800 different species (i'm pretty sure, that's not even all), most of those have (significantly) different taste in itself, plus you can add factors like terroir, vintage, the production method (oxidative: fermentation take place in barrels vs reductive: fermentation takes place in stainless steel containers), barrel types, blending etc, you can't really produce the same wine twice, it will always be a little bit different
    there are also different type of syntethic shit that modern era winemakers put in their wines to make it more stable or just give it a better taste

    stating that 99% of wine tastes exactly the same, it's like saying that 99% of apples tastes exactly the same, i'm just taking this as an example because most people are aware of the different type of apples and that they can taste very different or we can take cider as an example too

    i'm living in a red wine growing region, so i know one or two things about grapes and wine, although it's not my favorite drink either

    if you don't fancy the taste of wine, try mulled wine, it's ideal in cold weather and tastes really good (nothing like wine) :), i think you'll like it, if you liked the sweet strawberry taste before, because it's pretty sweet
     
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  10. Conor

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    Lol, I appreciate the assumption that I'm not one already.