Baby boomers like to drink wine, don’t we? I do (although it is hard to beat a good IPA). We hear and read that a moderate amount of wine – red wine in particular – is good for us. I choose to adopt this belief in my own drinking habits. Sadly, based on this new report, I may have to cut down when I am older. But why am I talking about wine here and now? A short video will explain.
Thus, I was quite relieved and amused by the video below, which summarizes and highlights scientific evidence behind the so-called value in buying expensive wine. For most of us, there is no value. It seems that the wine “experts” acquire a taste for certain characteristics associated with expensive wines. The problem is that the rest of us do not appreciate the merits of those distinctive characteristics. We like the other, less expensive wines more, apparently because they lack the “fine wine” taste characteristics.
The other problem – also highlighted in the video – is that even the experts cannot agree on what a fine wine should be. They are all over the map to the point that I don’t think we should trust any of them.
So if you are saving for retirement or living on a fixed income and still want to enjoy your wine, spring for the $8 bottle. Let the experts sniff the rest. The video will tell the full story.