Take The Power Back: Have Your Say on Hot Wine Topics!

Vinted on October 28, 2009 binned in wine polls

The rage is relentless
We need a movement with a quickness
You are the witness of change
And to counteract
We gotta take the power back

Sometimes I wonder if the Internet should have a theme song.  I’d nominate Rage Against The Machine’s Take The Power Back, given the possibilities of democratization that the connected economy presents to us nearly every day.

That’s an overly-dramatic introduction to a couple of on-line surveys… but what the hell, why be afraid to revel in our time, right?

Anyway… frequent 1WineDude readers will know my good buddy (and uber wine-geek) Jason Whiteside, who is currently finishing up the challenging WSET Diploma program (the stepping-stone into Master of Wine qualification).  Jason is taking on a bit of wine consumer research as part of his WSET work, and he needs your help!

Below you will find links to two (very, very quick) surveys that Jason is running to collect consumer’s views on two hot topics in the wine world.  The first, rising alcohol levels, is a topic that generates just about as much passion as any other being discussed around wine today. The second is a more specific exploration into what wine consumers think about Sauvignon Blanc (which surprisingly also brings out strong opinions among true wine geeks).

I’ll defer to Jason to introduce the surveys:

“These surveys represent a small amount of consumer research, which is being done for the WSET Diploma (the Diploma is divided into six learning Units, and one of them is on “The Business of Wine”). Both surveys are about ten questions each, and should take less than three minutes to complete. Consumer preference doesn’t garner the attention that Wine Critic preference does, but surveys like this can help swing the power back to the people. Thank you very much for your time in filling out the surveys. Your answers will remain confidential; even I will not be able to see who answered what.”

The results will be published in a future 1WineDude article, so do us a favor and take 5 minutes to tell us your thoughts!

Have your say about Alcohol Levels and Wine:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=phsAHStgKrfzRRTWFmGFoQ_3d_3d

Tell us what you think about White Wine and Sauvignon Blanc:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=95Sodl9Wgd0d2i9iTu2gXw_3d_3d

Cheers!

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  • el jefe


    Dude, I confess that I got halfway through the SB survey and lost interest. Not my favorite variety. And where was the cat pee?

    Also, on the first survey, the question assumes some sort of standard for beer strength. I seldom know the ABV in my beer, however I do happen to have a 12% ABV brew sitting in the fridge right now…

    • 1WineDude


      C'mon, you're a smart, handsome, and resourceful guy – you'll figure it out! :)

  • Dylan


    Inevitably, I want my wines and beers to be premeditated. Regardless of the alcohol level, there should always be a clear intent behind the decision for the level to be that high or low.

    • 1winedude5036


      Totally agree – it should have a reason for being (preferably that reason should be "balance").

  • Goobiomylof


    What’s up every tom, I’m coetaneous to the forum and unbiased wanted to intimate ‘ hey.

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