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
1They have a huge stock of wine trivia100
2They show off their wine knowledge, but have nothing to say on other topics48.3
3They make a big scene of swishing the wine around in the glass40.1
4They instruct people how to drink wine36.5
5They turn their noses up at cheap wine36.2
6They are particular about matching food with wine35.3
7They have a collection of expensive wines27.7
8They are always on about the vintage of the wine24.1
9They have a tasting session before ordering wine23.5
10They order wine according to their own sensibilites, not if it matches the food22.0
11They explain the taste too abstractly20.1
12They boast about being able to order wine18.7
13They are particular about wine regions18.3
14They get ecstatic when sniffing wine18.1
15They only get loquacious when drinking wine16.9
16They drink from an over-large wine glass16.1
17=After a bath at home they wear a bath robe for wine drinking15.3
17=They are fussy about how the wine is poured15.3
19They sniff the wine cork14.7
20They recite lines from wine-themed comics14.2
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