Weekly Wine Quiz: Taste Buds And Undies

Vinted on February 8, 2013 binned in wine quiz

Welcome back (after a brief technical-issues-induced hiatus) to the Weekly Wine Quiz!

This week, I’m kicking off some questions related to the research cited in Master of Wine Tim Hanni’s new book, Why You Like The Wines You Like (full disclosure: I received a review copy, and I am mentioned favorably in the book – though I didn’t know about that mention until after I’d read it). Get ready for some iconoclastic, potentially mind-blowing shiz about how your brain and taste bids work when it comes to tasting wine!

Taste Buds And Undies

True or False; how – or if! – you wear underwear may be an insight into your personal wine drinking preferences?

A.  True
B.  False

Cheers – and good luck!





  • Jim

    That is so strange it must be TRUE.

    • 1WineDude

      Jim – I can say that I've often found truth to be much, much stranger than fiction; which is why I've been on a steady diet of non-fiction reading since I graduated from undergrad! :)

  • Thomas Pellechia

    Let me see…I know what can happen in your underwear if you overindulge…let me see.

    • 1WineDude

      Thomas – or, where it might end up (being worn on your head)…

  • passionatefoodie

    Did the study rely on respondents' answers alone? Or did someone actually check the respondent's underwear to ensure their answers were truthful?

    • 1WineDude

      Richard – hmmm… well, my guess is that it wasn't sponsored by the porn industry, so…

  • TimHanni

    passionatefoodie brings up a good point – can I turn this into a multible choice question?

    1. Choice one – YES but depends (get it, depends) it is less accurate for predcting wine preferences If you choose NOT to wear undies is it primarily a fashion or aesthetic choice or do undies irritate your skin.

    2. Choice two is YES and much more accurate if you are in the 'no undies' category – including if you have to turn undies, or socks, inside out because the seams are irritating.

    3. Choice 3 NO – this is all a bunch of crap (metaphrically speaking, not like reference from T Pellachia)

    WHERE (like on your head) you wear your undies is more a psychological issue than a physiological issue.

    • 1WineDude

      Tim – HA! Fine, go ahead, rewrite it. Then I'll take a short vacation, if you promise to write the next few weeks' worth! :)

  • Scott Shelden

    TRUE dat

    • 1WineDude

      Scott – a man of few words; I admire that! :)

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