Originally Posted by Betterread
Your list mostly made me chuckle, but I was perplexed by your categorization of wine as "overrated". There are thousands of different wines made from thousands of different grapes. There certainly are differing opinions on specific wines and the categorizations of wine by wine publications or wine critics, but I have honestly never heard of all wine being called overrated. Could you elaborate on what you mean?
The idea of wine is overrated, not necessarily wine itself. The appeal of wine to many is in its "snob" factor. People want to be able to say that they've had a more expensive, exotic, or older wine than someone else as much as they actually enjoy the same wine. Now, I understand that this does NOT apply to everyone. There are many people who like wine for wines sake. But, so much of wines appeal is it exclusivity.
You can say the same thing about music: "I can't believe you've never heard of this band."
You can even say the same thing about beer: "You've never had 'insert obscure beer, how sad...'"