Wine Snobs—Apply Here
It’s probably truth that this perception of wine lovers began and continued as a result of that rare breed of people who take the opportunity to show off their wine vocabulary and knowledge in front of people who don’t care about wine and likely for the purpose of pumping up their own self-esteem. And while these people deserve ridicule, the fact is, they are rare. Still the perception they leave among many that wine lovers are jerks has stayed at work in our culture
This perception damages and retards wine sales. It serves to denigrate perfectly respectable wine lovers committed to wine as an avocation. So, what we need, of course, is reality TV show that is seeking to highlight the most pompous wine snobs that can be manufactured.
Care to be one of those folks who serve to help ruin the reputation of wine connoisseurship? Great. You can now audition for a show dedicated to showing wine lovers in their worst, most pompous, most alienating light.
This casting call for potential “well-versed oenophiles, self acknowledged wine snobs all, of diverse ages, backgrounds, and hometowns” may or may not be legitimate. There may or may not be a reality show coming to the Dickwad Channel about wine snobs. But there it is, the casting call, on Craigslist.
What kind of jerk are they looking for? This kind:
Six well-versed oenophiles, self acknowledged wine snobs all, of diverse ages, backgrounds, and hometowns traverse the summertime countryside in a 30′ stretch limousine, visiting craft wineries across the USA in search of vintages of distinction and perfection….Scenes akin to ‘Yelp.com on video’ erupt on a regular basis as wine snobs express unrehearsed, unedited, sometimes-brutal honesty to winery owners and staff. Evaluations run the gamut from a wine snob spinning into verbose overload, showering effusive praise on a prized vintage or a breathtaking vineyard view, to dissing a winery owner over skunky wine or a dead motor vehicle parked redneck-style on winery grounds.”
What talent must you have to make it on this “reality” show?: ” A snobby, yet engaging persona!” GREAT!!
We live in a culture overloaded by schlock, that celebrates anti-intellectualism, and that invites the rise of an idiocracy.”Wine Snobs” appears to possess all the hallmarks of the attitude that supports this kind of culture.