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"I'm just saying maybe you shouldn't make such snap judgments."
You know, stereotypes exist for a reason. There's always at least a hint of truth in them.
"It's ignorance like that statement that makes me glad I'm so open-minded."
Oh, please. You're telling me if I say, "Full-bodied with flavors of black fruit and dark chocolate," you don't immediately think, "Cabernet"?
"No, I don't actually. I like to give wines the benefit of the doubt."
Anyone who says they don't immediately think "Cabernet" when they hear "black cherry, anise and toasted almond" is a liar.
"Are you calling me a liar?"
If you can't admit that this wine is an outstanding example of the bold personality and unbridled flavors characteristic of a Napa Valley Cabernet, then yes, yes I am calling you a liar.
"How DARE you. You make me sick."
OK, fine. So, tell me this … if I describe a wine that's dark ruby in color, has intense aromas of blueberries, dried cherries and vanilla with hints of caramel, and offers a persistent, lingering finish with a hint of mocha and espresso, what would you say?
"I'd say that it really could be anything because I'm not a shortsighted ignoramus like you. Merlot, maybe. Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc for that matter. Petit Verdot, even."
Mmm hmm, mmm hmm. Now what would you say if I told you that second wine is a blend of ALL of those things?
"What?! I uh, well … YOU TRICKED ME."
Pot, meet Kettle.