This might be my favorite news story ever. Talk about David and Goliath (even if this particular Goliath is pretentiously affected):
On the winning side: cheapskates, pensioners, graduate students, winos.
On the losing side: people who bring bottles of wine to parties with the price tag still on them, wine connoisseurs, most vineyards and their owners, lit majors.
People who are really, really into fine wines and beers annoy the shit out of me. Perhaps that makes me a philistine. Or just makes me the kind of person that thinks there’s nothing more annoying than hanging out at Hamilton’s and hearing some loudmouth go on and on about the relative qualities of the different beers like he’s leading some sort of field biology class on hops and barley. I’m glad you enjoy your beer. I’m glad (for you) that you can differentiate between the ten identical Continental pilseners they have on draft. I’d be more glad if you’d shut the hell up about it and enjoy it in silence. Write a magazine. Do a podcast. I’m trying to watch the Padres here!