Bronte wrote:Absent an allergy or recovering alcoholism, refusing to drink wine is incredibly picky and childish. And lol at the idea that wine is somehow hoity-toity. Basically all adults of every class drink the shit. Grow up and drink the wine that will almost inevitably be served.
Not that it has to be hoity-toity, as you put it. But people who are made nervous by ordering drinks in the first place strike me as the type who would be better off avoiding a wine conversation altogether.
Additionally, it isn't that wine is a snob drink, but that wine snobs are very common. Personally, there a handful of people in my life that I avoid drinking wine around because I'd rather not have a conversation regarding the effect of volcanic ash on pinot grapes, or if wine legs are a substantial metric to judge wine by, or an old-world relic. Because of this, when I find myself in a crowd that might include these people, I stick to scotch or beers. Not a rule at all, but a personal preference.
I like wine, but I hate talking about it.