wine tastes so bad. I’m convinced the whole world is in on an inside joke together trying to persuade me that wine tastes good to them. there’s no way any one can like the taste of it. it’s like bug spray. the whole frickin world pretends to like bug spray. I don’t understand why. stop the madness
wine is an acquired taste. if you don’t like it, acquire some taste
Wine is not an acquired taste, it’s just not for everybody. That bug spray taste you’re mentioning are the Tannins. Tannins are a naturally occurring polyphenol. In wine the Tannins come from grape skin/seeds/stems and from the wooden barrels wine is stored in. Tannins give the wine it’s signature dry and bitter taste. While it’s impossible to make wine without the transference of tannins, you can reduce the dry/bitter taste of a wine before drinking. Ever wonder why those decanters people put wine in are so ridiculously wide, or why on earth people swirl wine before drinking it. Well believe it or not it has nothing to do with show or having culture. It’s to let the wine breathe. Through aeration the tannins actually lessen potency and soften. You may have heard from your wine drinking friends that you’d love red wine as it’s more fruity and less dry. Red and high boiled wines have the highest tannins potency due to their longer or more intense exposure to grapes. Thus, they are actually dryer and need the most time to breathe, but tend to give the most reward due to their fruity nature. White wines require less time to breathe due to a lower tannins potency, but have less grape potency. You are not uncultured or dumb for not liking wine. However, you are also not a fopish fake trying to seem impressive by liking wine.
Fun fact#2 Alpha and Beta acids released from hops are responsible for the bitter taste in beer. More bitter and dry beers are actually stronger.