I like wine.
Actually I like it a bit more than is desirable so I'm not drinking at all at the moment.
However in my top 10 list of the most boring people on the planet, wine buffs have always rated quite highly.
For F#@%s sake, if you're half way through a decent bottle of wine and you find yourself thinking, gosh I didn't concentrate quite enough on the last two sips, then you're definately paying too much for your wine. More importantly, you're not having fun and sadly, you're probably a wanker.Hell, its hard enough to do even one bottle of great wine justice: while every so often, while youíre drinking a bottle, it all comes together spectacularly, there will also always be times when you take a sip absentmindedly between bites and miss a lot of the beauty and flavor.
Nothing to add here.What is blind tasting good for? Well, for one thing itís very good at showing how important knowledge of price, as opposed to price itself, is as a contributing factor to a wineís perceived quality. If you know that a wine youíre drinking is expensive, youíll probably like it much more. If youíre deceived into thinking that a wine is expensive (if someone poured Yellowtail into a Lafite bottle, say) youíll like that much more, too. And if someone poured Lafite into a colorful screw-top bottle, youíd like it less.