I was at dinner the other night and was drinking a bottle of 2003 Cesari Single Vineyard Amarone della Valpolicella (after an hour in glass it turned into liquid dark chocolate. Killer stuff, but that’s not important right now) and I offered one of my friends (who was drinking a cheap Chianti at the other end of the table) a glass. His response didn’t exactly baffle me, I’ve seen this happen plenty of times before, but it did leave me thinking. He refused a taste saying something like, ‘Oh I don’t know anything about wine, don’t waste it on me.” Like I said, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen this attitude and it honestly doesn’t sit well with me. I’m hard pressed to think of another facet of human culture in which people refuse to have an opinion due to lack of knowledge (though in some cases it wouldn’t be a terrible idea).