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Henri Rearden
Gallente
VIRTUAL LIFE VANGUARD
Black Star Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.13 01:26:00 - [1]
 

As in the title. I was trying to come up with a word to describe the nice people we recently met while visiting Chateau Morrisette one afternoon, and I've failed miserably at it. So far, all I've come up with are "wino" and "winer" - both of which come with issues of their own, obviously! Very Happy So, what IS a wine enthusiast called?

Oh yes, if you like wine, please post your favorite kind(s). I'm very partial to complex semi-dry reds, some dark fruit wines (like blackberry or blueberry... blackberry goes great with grilled lamb!) and those white dessert wines that have the grapes frost-bitten or frozen before they are fermented... can't remember what they're called. Oh yeah, and mead. I've only ever had one kind, (Camelot brand, I think it was. Probably way cheaper/crappier than what you can get in Europe) but I was very fond of it. OK, so maybe I like almost everything... Embarassed

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2010.09.13 01:33:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Astenion on 13/09/2010 01:35:09
In Italy we call them snobs, Laughing.

"Wine enthusiasts" taste wine and attempt to wax intellectual about the properties of said beverage, while those of us who make the stuff actually drink it.

Favorite red would probably be a Cabernet Franc or a Refosco.

Henri Rearden
Gallente
VIRTUAL LIFE VANGUARD
Black Star Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.13 02:07:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Astenion
Edited by: Astenion on 13/09/2010 01:35:09
In Italy we call them snobs, Laughing.

"Wine enthusiasts" taste wine and attempt to wax intellectual about the properties of said beverage, while those of us who make the stuff actually drink it.

Favorite red would probably be a Cabernet Franc or a Refosco.


I agree - some people take it way too far! My brother, for instance, insists that it is critical to put red wine in a "red wine glass" so it can "breathe properly." I have two sets of wine glasses, normal and skinny. I think the skinny ones are champagne flutes, but I hate champagne. There are interesting differences between wines that I didn't appreciate before going to a wine tasting, but seriously most of the wines in the same category taste very similar to me. Some of them are tangy, some are dry, some are sweet, some have a funny taste after you've swollowed most of it... but really... as long as you enjoy it who cares?

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.09.13 02:46:00 - [4]
 

I went wine tasting once and now I'm not allowed to go back. Sad


JordanParey
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2010.09.13 03:57:00 - [5]
 

*******, prick, and snob are words that come to mind. Wine enthusiasts are often extremely snooty.

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.13 04:24:00 - [6]
 

I have encountered and seen the wineophile(Sounds good to me, Audio snobs are called Audiophiles after all)but really I have come across someone who got nearly hostile because someone a "Bubbling white whine" from California as the snob noted it Champagne. I guess that really sets off wine snobs.

Henri Rearden
Gallente
VIRTUAL LIFE VANGUARD
Black Star Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.13 05:03:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Henri Rearden on 13/09/2010 05:04:41
He was flipping out because Champagne is the region of France from which sparkling white wine was popularized. Interesting tidbit, but now it's like "kleenex"... it refers to all products like that. Anybody who gets even borderline hostile over that needa their head checked.

EDIT: I like "winophile," that's a good one. :-)

Horace Lankenveil
Lankenveil Mining
Posted - 2010.09.13 05:14:00 - [8]
 

Oenophilia, which means love of wine, so i guess the proper term for lovers of wine is Oenophiles.

I didn't think mead was a wine, even though it's called honey wine. A friend and I shared a bottle of mead at a local Ren Fest once and got asked to leave by some Paladins for heckling the jousters Sad

So Sensational
Ministry of War
Posted - 2010.09.13 10:26:00 - [9]
 

Alcoholics

Freyya
Advanced Planetary Exports
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2010.09.13 10:34:00 - [10]
 

It's too obvious and i can't believe no1 has said it yet but here i am claiming "1st";

Whiners.

Since they tend to whine about wine... and other things in general.

Jin Nib
Resplendent Knives
Posted - 2010.09.13 11:04:00 - [11]
 

Winos?

Epicbeardman
Posted - 2010.09.13 11:21:00 - [12]
 


Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2010.09.13 11:42:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Epicbeardman
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=sideways


Epicbearbman posted epic rant about winos Laughing

Fake Edit: If you can not tell by the above words, I usually use wino as my preferred reference term to wine enthusiasts.



Slade

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2010.09.13 11:52:00 - [14]
 

Wine enthusiasts don't love wine; they love talking about wine...they love themselves. In response to the guy whose friend insisted on red being drunk in a red wine glass, he's right...a red wine glass is ideal for red wine because it needs to breathe. However, it's not imperative. If it's a nice dinner or something, then yes, you should use the correct glasses. However, if you're just having wine with your lunch or dinner at home, there's nothing wrong with a normal short glass. Again, you're drinking wine, not plutonium. It's just fermented grapes, that's all.

At parties we'll even drink wine in a plastic cup. It's not ideal but it's easy...just don't refill until the cup or glass is empty. I love screwing with so-called aficionados during these events. We make the stuff, drink it every day like water and sell it to you at a 300% markup; are you going to tell me that I don't know anything about wine simply because I choose not to be a douchebag about it? Like I said, wine enthusiasts don't drink wine, they simply taste it and talk about it.

Now, there IS a difference between champagne and moscato/prosecco, but only in theory. They're all bubbling dessert wines, just legally Champagne must be called that because of legal issues, not wine issues.

RentableMuffin
Posted - 2010.09.13 12:02:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Henri Rearden
Edited by: Henri Rearden on 13/09/2010 05:04:41
He was flipping out because Champagne is the region of France from which sparkling white wine was popularized. Interesting tidbit, but now it's like "kleenex"... it refers to all products like that. Anybody who gets even borderline hostile over that needa their head checked.

EDIT: I like "winophile," that's a good one. :-)


tell that to France, last I remember hearing they were confiscating California champagne off a cruise ship and trying to get an EU wide law or something.

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2010.09.13 12:38:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: RentableMuffin
Originally by: Henri Rearden
Edited by: Henri Rearden on 13/09/2010 05:04:41
He was flipping out because Champagne is the region of France from which sparkling white wine was popularized. Interesting tidbit, but now it's like "kleenex"... it refers to all products like that. Anybody who gets even borderline hostile over that needa their head checked.

EDIT: I like "winophile," that's a good one. :-)


tell that to France, last I remember hearing they were confiscating California champagne off a cruise ship and trying to get an EU wide law or something.


It's an international law already. The French own the name "champagne" according to the Treaty of Versailles.

Lillith Starfire
Posted - 2010.09.13 12:47:00 - [17]
 

Pretentious

French prétentieux, from prétention pretension, from Medieval Latin pretention-, pretentio, from Latin praetendere

First Known Use: 1832

A fine year indeed.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2010.09.13 13:18:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Jin Nib
Winos?


Bengan full.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.09.13 15:50:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 13/09/2010 15:51:30
The word you're looking for is vintner.

edit: Or the less nice-sounding, oenophile.

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2010.09.13 23:34:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Edited by: Istvaan Shogaatsu on 13/09/2010 15:51:30
The word you're looking for is vintner.

edit: Or the less nice-sounding, oenophile.



Didn't you get the memo? We've unleashed the mob, anything with a -phile ending get staked.

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2010.09.14 17:13:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Astenion on 14/09/2010 17:14:30
Edited by: Astenion on 14/09/2010 17:14:00
A vintner is a wine maker, not a wine aficionado...at least in the sense we're talking about. Actually, on second thought, he's THE wine aficionado, where as the "enthusiasts" are silly morons.

You'll never meet a wine enthusiast who doesn't talk much because they love to show the world how much (read as: little) they know about wine. As soon as the rest of the world catches on to this silly, overrated pastime, they'll realize just how idiotic they sound.

And why do they always seem to come from California?


CCP Adida


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2010.09.14 18:28:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker
I have encountered and seen the wineophile(Sounds good to me, Audio snobs are called Audiophiles after all)but really I have come across someone who got nearly hostile because someone a "Bubbling white whine" from California as the snob noted it Champagne. I guess that really sets off wine snobs.


Personally I wouldn't get hostile with someone but I would let them know it's California sparkling not champaign. But I always refer to it as "bubbles" that way no one gets offended Laughing

The Crushah
Gallente
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2010.09.14 18:53:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: The Crushah on 14/09/2010 18:54:03
Ive heard the term "oenophile" used for someone who is a wine connoisseur. Personally I use the highly technical term "douchebag". RazzRazzRazz

EDIT: Damn you Istvaan! Thats what I get for not reading the whole thread.


Cantankerous Tank
Gallente
Lactose Intolerant corp.
Posted - 2010.09.14 19:23:00 - [24]
 

Well since we're on the subject of wine here, anyone care to explain what a "round taste" is? Laughing

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2010.09.14 20:00:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Cantankerous Tank
Well since we're on the subject of wine here, anyone care to explain what a "round taste" is? Laughing


That's the emperors new clothes.

Ann Tsukamoto
Posted - 2010.09.14 20:56:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Ann Tsukamoto on 14/09/2010 20:56:39
I enthusiastically drink Buckfast Tonic Wine. I'm called a 'drunk'.

Hope this helps. Cool


 

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