Wine is deeply affected by our cultural norms. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me about wine and food or old world wines (Europe, & arguably South Africa) v. new world wines (anything outside of Europe, & arguably South Africa) you know that I have firm opinions on these matters. I am a wine autocrat, and therefore am opposed to democratic ideals when it comes to wine. Don’t make what the people want, make what’s right! This is very French.
On the other hand, wine can be politically incorrect. Wine is all about taste, and when it comes to taste, can anyone tell you that you’re wrong? This seems to be more American idea, reflecting our democratic society.
What do you think?