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Poll: For the most part, I think wine enthusiasts are:
  • 32.7% - Interesting and cultured people 275
  • 67.3% - Pretentious jerks 566
841 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

klix42


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Looks like ~30% of those polled are pretentious jerks.

FrancesJean


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How about a tasting for the scotch drinkers?

Frances Dosher

bhodilee


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I'd love to make a 68.8% of people must be Republican since they're voting against their own interests joke, then I remember it's never wise to mix alcohol and politics (crack and politics is fine if you live in D.C. though) and that I identify as mainly Republican on a lot of fiscal issues.

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jawlz


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The funny thing about this is that in my experience, the last 2 years have seen boorish beer enthusiasts becoming more pretentious/snobby than boorish wine enthusiasts.

Of course, enthusiasts of either beverage that are not boors are generally not pretentious and are indeed often interesting and cultured people.

DarthTagnan


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I was going to finish the sentence with "Drunk." Oh well...

DarkStar11


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c. Folks who really enjoy wine

ddeuddeg


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bhodilee wrote:I'd love to make a 68.8% of people must be Republican since they're voting against their own interests joke...

Really. Over 600 votes on what is essentially a wine enthusiast website, and nearly 70% think wine enthusiasts are pretentious jerks. Why are they here, instead of over on juvie.woot?

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bhodilee


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ddeuddeg wrote:Really. Over 600 votes on what is essentially a wine enthusiast website, and nearly 70% think wine enthusiasts are pretentious jerks. Why are they here, instead of over on juvie.woot?



High degree of self awareness?Not us of course, you're not a jerk if you're naturally awesome.

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chipgreen


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I probably would have answered (B) before I became a wine enthusiast myself. From the outside looking in, wine fanciers seem like the Grey Poupon crowd.

We tend to stereotype those who are not like us - it's so easy to do and (unfortunately) generally accepted among the masses.

Not that I care what anyone else thinks. They're all a bunch of liberal conservative jesus freak atheists!

chemvictim


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chipgreen wrote: They're all a bunch of liberal conservative jesus freak atheists!



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