Jenise wrote:Been burned by that, too, Jon. Big difference between merely liking wine and being "into" wine, isn't there? I've wanted to just cry as I've watched people chug indiscriminately wines that were basically over their head and that they would not remember the names at the end of the night. For such occasions, I've learned to lower my risk but still ensure that I'll have something nice to drink by planning to share moderately priced wines with accessible flavors.
Don't you love the parties where everyone puts their bottle on a table and then you watch some jerk who brought some unmentionable dreck dump his bottle, never to look at it again, while pouring himself great amounts of everyone else's better wines?
I've played that one both ways. Back in university there was a couple of times where I brought a pretty decent wine (at least as far as my then budding taste was concerned) decanted into something like a domestic sweet sherry screwcap bottle. It was pretty safe to leave that one on the table without it being at risk by the boors in the crowd.
In my more devilish moods, I have also decanted some absolute dreck into a much more decent bottle, to watch the hogs going at it and then saying how good the crap was. Maybe this was the beginning of my preference for blind tastings!