1WineDude.com TV Episode 55: No Apologies!

Vinted on November 6, 2012 binned in 1WineDude TV, wine appreciation

Some brief wine advice for those who feel the need to apologize for wines that they enjoy drinking, but that for whatever reason make them “feel” uncultured. Bottom line: the only person to whom you owe an apology for your choice in wines is yourself, but only because you doubted your own tastes for even a minute!

1WineDude.com TV Episode 55: No Apologies!






  • jim silver

    Hi…my name is Jim…
    "Hi Jim!"
    I like Riunite with pizza and I'm not going to apologize for it….
    * clap clap clap *

    • 1WineDude

      “Thanks for sharing with us today, Jim!” ;-)

      • jim silver

        No, it's true. I can kill a magnum of Riunite Lambrusco with a pizza…its part of the fun of it…so bad it's good.

  • 1WineDude

    I should add something here that's come in emails to me and some FB discussion on this vid today:

    I am *not* saying that what you like is empirically good (or bad), as judged by critics and on objective criteria, compared with what are widely believed to be the ebst & worst wines in the world, etc., etc., etc.

    What you like might very well be an amazing bargain. Or it could be total plonk. The point is that you shouldn't feel bad about liking it either way.

  • 1WineDude

    Jim – I'm fond of saying that if you pour a $100 Cabernet and an $8 White Zin in 95F heat after I've done yard work outside for four hours, guess which wine I'm choosing (& guzzling).

  • Davis Anderson

    Hey Joe,

    Figured it was time I jumped on the site and actually participated. This is something that happens to me all the time as well. People come up to me all the time and don't want to tell me what they like to drink because they are sure that I will judge them for it.

    I agree whole heartedly that people should be unashamed of what they like whether it be Justin Bieber, Gossip Girl, or Riunite.

    I had the joy of going to the Riunite winery while I was in Italy, and I agree with Jim – it's delicious. Is it amazing wine? No. But who cares? I like it, it tastes good, and at the end of the day, that's more important.

    Thanks for blasting out on one of my favorite topics.



    • 1WineDude

      Hey Davis – great hearing from you!I used to drink jug wine on my buddy's screened porch during Summers, with him and his dad. It was god-awful juice, but for the scenario, it was perfect!

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