When you see the photo of the wine box do you think?
A, “Oh no, not another article on boxed wine, it’s only the dregs in the box you know”?
B, “Boxed wine, not in my life time”?
C, “Oh look, it’s the same one as we drink”?
If you answered A, or B, then you have to ask yourself if you might be a bit of a wine snob.
Wine snobs (WS) are a different breed and there are many breeds:
There’s the WS that doesn't know an awful lot about wine but can afford the more expensive bottles, has a designer cellar filled with only high scoring wines, never drinks cheap wine and makes a point of name or vintage dropping whenever possible.
There’s also the WS who knows a bit about wine and wants everyone else to know it. They hold court at parties swirling, sniffing, talking grapes and fermentation while those around pretend to be interested while trying to get away. Not to be confused with the wine geek who is very knowledgeable and goes in search of obscure wines from obscure places, just because they can.
Then there’s old school WS; Claret only and if it’s not French it’s not worth drinking. They think that screw caps are the devil and will never EVER drink wine that comes from a plastic container.
Finally there’s Regular Joe (RJ) who can’t be classed as a wine snob but is worthy of a mention. RJ likes a glass or two, often more. They are keen to learn a bit more about wine so that they can try new types, especially the ones that go on sale in the supermarket. They don’t really care what the wine comes in as long as it tastes good, doesn’t cost a fortune and goes well with curries.