Everyone seems to be a wine buff these days ...

Jan 2006

Everyone seems to be a wine buff these days ...

<p>Being somewhat of a guest I didn't have to fork out too much, except for one night which my wallet doesn't want to remember (tip: don't go out drinking in a group where there is an inordinate imbalance of Singaporean girls to men). A curse I have is that when I drink a lot I still have a good head on my shoulders and what I noticed this time round was that a lot more people had become wine buffs.</p>

<p>Now, don't get me wrong, I like my wine, especially a red. After my few years of drinking I can tell what I like and don't like. I even know I should usually swirl my glass to let an old wine breathe. But nowadays, there seems to be an expectation that if you drink it, you should have a long conversation about it. That's fine, but don't put on an act (hint: your wine glass is not a washing machine!). Just enjoy it. You're not at a wine tasting but having a few good drinks with friends. I read this article on waiterrant.net today on <a href="http://waiterrant.net/?p=250">How to order wine without looking like an asshole</a> which I found really funny, and reminded me of some of the stuff I saw.</p>