Is Wine Overrated?
Actually the real question is are wine ratings overrated? How many ratings and reviews do you see when you go into a store? Are there 9 gazillion different names with flashy scores screaming out at you?
Does it make any sense that every wine seems to have an 88 or better score? How is it possible that every wine could all be equally as good.
Well, I’d like to bust the myth that many consumers have that ratings are the be all to end to wine buying.
The good news is, that it’s OK to trust your palette, it’s OK to experiment with an inexpensive wine, it’s OK to experiment with a wine at twice the price you usually buy.
The key is for you, the consumer to go out and taste a whole lot more wines! Order that really odd sounding name on the wine list next time. Try it. It doesn’t really matter what the score is, it matters what you like!
I usually make the reference to how spicy some people like their food. Some people prefer mild spice, some people love the hottest sauce they can find. How could all of the those same people love the same wine? If you’re the type of person who adores Jalepeno Poppers, I probably wouldn’t suggest you try a delicate 95 point rated pinot noir!
Flavor is what matters, decide how bold you like the flavors and how delicate, and how wild you like them. Then I can suggest a great wine for YOU to drink.
What are your favorite flavors?