Joy Lindholm wrote:For me, wine is very much an integral part of mealtime, so I don't get the obsession with over-ripe, flabby, overblown alcoholic wines that smother food from any region or grape. This rules out 95% of what comes from Australia and California. The one region most befuddling to me though, is Napa, and the obsession people have with it. I have tasted some very good wines from Napa, if the winemaker understands how to show restraint. What I don't get is how people are still duped to buy stupidly overpriced, very lush wines that have no nuance other than explosive fruit and oak, because they think they must hold on to the status symbol that "Napa is everything" and they want to impress their friends.
Bill Spohn wrote:Lots of stuff I don't connect with.
Bordeaux after the mid 1990s
Many Australian red wines in this millennium
Why people seem to think Carmenere is so good (see 'pinotage' above)
David M. Bueker wrote:I despise 99.9% of Sauvignon Blanc. I cannot see why anyone would drink them.