Wine Wankers

First off, is there any funnier word in the entire English language than “wanker?” If so, I can’t think of it. In the context of this article on wine snobs, or wankers, it made me laugh even harder than usual. I think we all know at least one person like that.

There is a lot of good advice for all of us in “Four sommeliers walk into a bar…” Some of my favorites are:

After more than a decade in the wine industry, Sims, 32, has met his fair share of what he terms “wine wankers” — annoyingly articulate wine bores — and he is tired of them.

The worst kind, he says, is someone who “can force their opinion on you and make you feel intimidated, like you don’t know anything”.


“When I taste a good glass of wine, I don’t want to break it down. At the end of the day, I just want to say, ‘Geez, that is a good glass of wine. I’d love another!’ “

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