We all have different palates. That's a hard fact to convince alot of
drinkers who think the sun rises and sets on America's multi-million
dollar palate in Monkton.
I read in a recent issue of the Washington Post that the folks at
budometer.com have come up with a quiz that determines what types of
wine you might like based upon your taste in salty snacks, soda,
coffee and spirits.
I took the test and my tastes in coffee, snacks and mixed drinks DO
mirror my wine preferences.
My results are as follows:
I prefer dry wines with very low intensity flavor, high fruit, very
low oak, no discernible tannins and low acidity.
Take the test here: budometer.com
I spent some time deconstructing the test. I will use the questions
and answers to explain to drinkers WHY they like the wines they do and
point new drinkers in the right direction so they don't walk away from
their first few bottles thinking "I hate all wine."
A few takeways:
A love for salty food can mean sensitivity to bitterness.
A tolerance for Gin, Cognac and Scotch can mean the drinker would
enjoy a more intense wine.
Black coffee lovers could prefer dry, intense, oaky, tannic, acidic
wines with low fruit.
Margarita lovers could enjoy a sweeter wine with moderate to high acidity.
Kahlua and Rum and Coke drinkers could enjoy a sweeter wine.
Does the test reflect your preferences?