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Reply to "tell me about brunello or barolo"

I have personally enjoyed many wines which make your eyes pop out with the "wow" factor the first sip, and I've had equally good wines which did not do that on first impression but which revealed subtleties and complexities bit by bit as they evolved over an evening. Both great, but in two different ways. Maybe "intellectual" was an unnecessarily loaded word to describe the latter.

You might think of the very different ways in which you enjoy different styles of movies, from Indiana Jones to Sideways. You could say "either you enjoy the movie or you don't," but I think there is some value in pointing out that both movies are enjoyable but in completely different ways, and you might recommend one to some people and not others, or you might recommend them for different moods and circumstances.

Most of all, my point was to avoid Wonggei going into it expecting it to be something different than what it is, just as you might be very disappointed if you went to Sideways expecting a summer blockbuster (which I think is exactly what happened to many viewers of Sideways after the movie got so much hype), or if you went to Indiana Jones expecting thought-provoking reflection on real-life issues.
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