We've learned how to determine what we like. We get why and how it is important to expand and try new wines. Now I say, forget all of that. What [it] really boils down to is that “You like What You Like”.
Wine is an extremely subjective beverage. Varieties of wine, even the same grape are as endless as taste buds and the only thing that matters is at the end of the glass, you like what you like.
Now I know I’m hard on the Moscato drinkers. The Moscato police namely, Ametra, Gil and Meeka have tapped me on the wrist for violating the sanctity of their favorite. However, as I’ve stated before, Moscato is my bailiwick. The truth is, anything too sweet is a turn-off for me. I love coffee, with cream, flavored or not. The coffee has to be strong but light with minimal sugar. I’m not a huge fan of cake, cookies, ice cream or heavy sweets but I am a huge fan of flavor; herbs, spice, vanilla, chocolate (in moderation), butter, honey among others. And wine can contain any one of these properties and notes to enhance the flavor of that grape.
And because wine is so subjective, the truth is that no one can tell you what is good and what is not because a good glass of wine is good because it is good to you…. In fact, a good Sommelier or Connoisseur will recommend something based on your likes and dislikes opposed to generic, non-descript sayings; “Try Edna Valley Pinot Noir, it’s very good.” I’m also leery of people who almost guarantee I’m going to like something without a comparison or explanation as to why it is good.