Hardly fawning. Simply acknowledging encouragement. Were we all born with refined palates? I think not. Were we convinced that Burgundy, Bordeaux, or big Napa cabs became our favorite "go to's" through osmosis? I think not. Tasting, whether it's Wine, Foie Gras, Earl Grey, hell... Mushrooms or Radicchio, is the only way to determine whether one substance, texture, flavor, aroma, etc. is something we want again. And again. And again.