Beaujolais nouveau special: tedious wine buffs


Since today is the release of Beaujolais nouveau, still a big event in Japan, here is a special goo Ranking survey into what self-styled wine buffs drone on about.


Over the 5th and 6th of October 2012 1,064 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.2% of the sample were female, 10.5% in their teens, 13.7% in their twenties, 26.6% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 11.7% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

No, I don’t have a clue about drinking wine in a bath robe!

Here’s two wine buffs in the buff who exploded onto the scene a few years ago, then, as these one trick ponies tend to do, imploded a few months later, and were reduced to scenes like this…

Ranking result

Q: What tedious words and actions do self-styled wine lovers do? (Sample size=1,064)

Rank   Score
1 They have a huge stock of wine trivia 100
2 They show off their wine knowledge, but have nothing to say on other topics 48.3
3 They make a big scene of swishing the wine around in the glass 40.1
4 They instruct people how to drink wine 36.5
5 They turn their noses up at cheap wine 36.2
6 They are particular about matching food with wine 35.3
7 They have a collection of expensive wines 27.7
8 They are always on about the vintage of the wine 24.1
9 They have a tasting session before ordering wine 23.5
10 They order wine according to their own sensibilites, not if it matches the food 22.0
11 They explain the taste too abstractly 20.1
12 They boast about being able to order wine 18.7
13 They are particular about wine regions 18.3
14 They get ecstatic when sniffing wine 18.1
15 They only get loquacious when drinking wine 16.9
16 They drink from an over-large wine glass 16.1
17= After a bath at home they wear a bath robe for wine drinking 15.3
17= They are fussy about how the wine is poured 15.3
19 They sniff the wine cork 14.7
20 They recite lines from wine-themed comics 14.2
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