Dale Williams wrote: my definition of a wine geek comes from Bill Spohn (I'm 99% sure, there's 0.9% chance it was the other Bill who posts on AFW, and a 0.1% chance I totally forgot who it was). Out for a business dinner, on other person's expense account, they order some serious Bdx (like an '82 1st or Super Second). It comes, everything they want and more. Just outstanding Bordeaux. Fantastic, delicious. So good that when bottle is emptied, host orders another. Bill is appalled, any geek would want to try another wine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That story spoke to me.
Thanks for reminding me of that. I recall being gob-smacked that anyone willing to spend that sort of money would just order more of the same when the same cost would bring a totally different no less astounding wine. It was like they were speaking in a foreign language.
I also will sign on for having swirled (and sniffed
) a water glass in the middle of a long tasting.
And one more - you know you are a wine geek when your host wants to order a lesser vintage first growth for dinner and you try and steer him away toward a much better wine that is a modest 2nd or even 3rd growth. Been there - tried to score a 1988 Lynch Bages over the 1987 that the host was more taken with. Failed, unfortunately - guess he didn't believe me that it was a way