We have seen them all. In fact, at some point in our lives, we have been them all. At Singapore’s Wine Fiesta this year, let us try and recognize the ten distinctive types of wine drinkers that there are.
- THE “IT HAS TO BE RED, OR IT’S NOT WINE” DRINKER
This kind likes to stick with the tried and tested variety of red wine. They show little interest in the young wines, despite a quality vintage. To them, if it isn’t an elaborately tannic Cabernet then it’s not worth drinking. Most common among this kind are those who are retired and living a life off savings.
- THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC
This kind likes their wine like they would their cookies — sickeningly sweet and inexplicably pink. Mostly consisting of women in their late 20’s and 30’s who are still lurking around most social settings with an absurdly large wine glass, talking about their wedding boards on Pinterest, and hoping to find ‘the one’.
- THE SNOB
Well, wine drinkers are commonly known to be snobs, but we would find this kind, a little too opinionated for their own good. They swear to only drink red/white wine and will tell you that anybody who goes against their mantra doesn’t know the art of vino. Let them whine. It just means more wine for us to drink.
- THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS
This kind likes to tell people they should drink a glass of Merlot every day for a healthier heart, just as themselves. Sure, that’s all fine and dandy, but does it really count when we finish two bottles in one go? Moderation is so over-rated, we say!
- THE SOCCER MOM
Commonly known to many as the loud parent on the sideline of any game who needs to take a step back. This kind is really open to drinking at any sporting event and will definitely stash a Malbec in a travel mug. And the more they drink, the louder they get about their little Johnny missing the shot at the game.
- THE TRAVELER
This kind can not imagine drinking a wine that isn’t from the local village they toured in Italy last summer. No matter what bottle you open for them, with each glass they will manage to remind you that no wine will ever be as good as the one they had when backpacking across Europe.
- THE DRAMA QUEEN
Commonly known to many as the Real Housewife. This kind doesn’t care what bottle is being uncorked as long as there is a lot of it and that it’s served in the largest wine glass you’ve ever seen. Bonus points if it can be thrown at other guests they dislike.
- THE GQ DRINKER
Could be the cool guy from your office or gym that looks like he stepped off the Tom Ford runway. This kind is all about the wine having a classic label that compliments his outfit as well as a price tag to flaunt to the commoners. Appearance is everything to him, and it doesn’t actually matter if the wine is great, what’s important is the perception of it being great.
- THE FRUGAL FOLK
This kind doesn’t mind drinking the cheap stuff to save a few bucks. As such, Two Buck Chuck is usually a staple in their household, and if a guest comes over to drink wine, they better have brought another bottle to share. But why again must good wine be expensive!
- THE “WHO NEEDS A GLASS” DRINKER
This kind is known to many as the one seen at a bar after the big deadline/breakup/regular Tuesday. Not commonly seen in the wild, they are extremely well-behaved until their lips touch the tip of the bottle. Once that connection is made, the limits they once had are all gone. Then it is all, ‘say a prayer and call an Uber’ time.
Indulge in good wine, and great company at the fun-filled WINE FIESTA 2016! Find below the details of the event:
Singapore Wine Festival 2016
Event Date: 20th – 23th October 2016
Venue: Clifford Square, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 (next to The Fullerton Bay Hotel).