After getting past the feeling having my feathers ruffled (I can taste through Premier Cru Burgundies to select the best, but I don't know when a wine is too sweet?), I realized that these nice ladies were just a little misguided on two levels.
- The first was that they were under the impression that any good wine is not a sweet wine. Nothing could be further from the truth and since I have already written about this extensively I will just provide a link to my FLS article on the subject.
- The second is knowing when one has sufficient knowledge to judge a wine appropriately. Meaning that if one is not a fan of sweet in general then no amount of quality in a sweet wine is going to convert them, but that does not mean the wine has flaws. We frequently hear people passing judgement on a wine at a tasting, and rarely do we take it personally (but I feel for winemakers pouring their own wine). I would like to see people would consider that a wine they do not like may still be considered a good wine.