timbyrd wrote:Uncle David wants you!
You do realize that WineDavid is specifically waiting for you to submit your answers? Yes, this entire wine guessing game revolves around you.
There needs to be a critical mass of answers before they can burst the bonds of spreadsheet captivity and overwhelm an unsuspecting world.
Hmm, that particular phrasing sounds like the Mensa-punk dialect to me. Using my English-to-English translation skills, that comes out as "I'm scared to risk the public embarrassment of being wrong." Not submitting is a forfeit, you know.
First, thanks for your back-handed compliment on my "dialect." Unfortunately, though, your translator did you no service. A quick glance over the guesses posted thusfar shows that there's ample public "embarassment" to go around. That just isn't a big deal to me. I've been wrong plenty of times before about plenty of things, and a similar mistake in this context would in no way damage my sense of self. This is, after all, a friendly forum, and this challenge is all in good fun. Is anyone here really that fragile? I think not.
As I previously indicated, I haven't submitted a guess because I haven't opened the bottle. I'm not yet wealthy enough to have an extensive cellar, so it matters a little more to me that I know what I'll be drinking when I do break the seal. Sometimes you feel like a cab, sometimes a zin. Having tried Wellington's cab, zin, and merlot, I know that any would be a great. Still, though, I would much prefer to know what the mystery bottle is before I open it.
Also, I appreciate your assertion that "this entire ... game revolves around [me]," but I must humbly disagree. My opinions never have been and likely never will be that significant to so many others. Thanks for the ego boost, but I assure you, it's unnecessary. I apologize to you and any others who take offense at my stance, but that offense won't change my reasoned view.
If you'd like to personally send me another mystery bottle so that I may maintain my own in its unopened condition, then I'd be more than happy to open the same and respond accordingly with my guess. If not, then please refrain from your personal attacks in the future.
Addressing your last point, what, exactly, am I forfeitting?