32 Comments

  • A CONFUSED MAN cx
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    my right ear is irritated

  • funstuff81girl
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Butthurt sommeliers in the comments are killing me…

    Y'all, professional judges were rating the same exact wine differently… they've even had tests where they compare a red and a white and the red is just the same white, dyed and they fell for it. Most food ain't this much of a scam, guys.

  • Nuke Warz
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    If something only tastes good after repeated drinking, then was it really worth drinking in the first place? All you've done is gotten used to a flavour you didn't enjoy.

  • AeonG
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Dear pretentious people: Please….PLEASE…just stop.

  • akidin06
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    i'm not ashamed to say i like cheap wine taste too… less dry and sweeter.

  • ゆParakoi
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    It’s all alcohol I don’t care about the taste only the price

  • N. D
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Where i can find some awesome background music in vox videos?

  • N. D
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    What is the soundtrack 1:00

  • Ricardo Anjos
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    It happens the same with technology and iPhones * grabs popcorn *

  • NotASpyReally
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    If I knew it was more expensive, my brain would show I liked it less, because I'm poor and I wouldn't want to spend that much money in wine.

  • Victor Cosmin
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    As a former restaurant owner and a wine educator I can only sum up this video as one of the single most superficial videos about wine I have ever seen. You just pissed on hundreds of years of culture and development just because your uneducated and naive audience can't tell between a good wine and a bad wine.

  • The Cryptoviser
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Invest in fintech and cryptocurrencies, not wine LOL

  • FennessyMusic
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Those same grapes in expensive wines are generally fermented using a longer process than cheaper wines and feature less sulphites (less hangover) because the wine takes longer to produce, this contributes to the price increase.

  • Gerardo Salas
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Well, if you’re a hog with no appreciation, then yes; expensive wine is for suckers, Wagner music sucks compared to today’s negro music and graffiti is better than Renaissance paintings.of course.

  • Jonathan Boyle
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    One thing that higher end wines require over cheaper wines is time to age. The components that make that wine more expensive (tannins, acids, body, alcohol) are elevated, or rather concentrated versus an 8 dollar bottle. When that happens, the wine actually doesn't always taste appealing in its youth. It needs time for those components to come into balance. An 8 dollar bottle can be, and usually is pretty good once it's bottled. It's meant to be consumed right away. I also find it interesting that in the skewed test involving a 1 gram per liter increase of acid, people liked it better. It may actually be because the wine needed more acid. Warm climate wines can come across as jammy, flabby, lazy or fat because of a lack of acid. Increasing the acid level in the wine may add some structure and balance to the wine to make it more enjoyable. My point? Expensive wines aren't always ready to drink when you buy them. Caring for them by storing them properly and waiting for the right time to enjoy them is what helps to elevate the enjoyment of the bottle. Also, if doing a test on people, use the EXCACT same wine in different bottles to test properly. Don't change the wine AND the label.

  • Makary Malinouski
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Ehm.. that's true not only about the wine but pretty much everything

  • alex huber
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    I'm from a wine region in Europe, most wineries produce on average between 20 000 -30 000 bottles a year, only. There many small producers that make a few 1000 bottle a year. Many households make their own wine too, mostly for own consumption. Most of the wine you find at a supermarkets in the USA isn't really wine, maybe you can call it wine for the average drinker that just wants something different then a beer. Tasting wine isn't just pouring a glass and drink it, a lot more goes into it, especially if it will be paired with food. The price is not an indication of quality or taste, most of the wines shown above are blended and mass produced using factory processes, even the 40 USD bottles are actually just cheap wines that got good ratings, sorry that isn't wine…

  • Kelsey Carbary
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    The most expensive wine I've had was $50 a glass at this fancy restaurant in Seattle on date. It was the best wine I've ever had – mostly because he was paying for it 😉 I also had a few glasses lol

  • Lord Voldemort
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    That's why I stick with beer.

  • basti vargas
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Because you are American and have no idea about wine. Chilean wine, Carmener is the best in the world.

  • Sonam Sherpa
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    I beleive its not about just the taste, its about the high you get from it .

  • jworthe
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    If you drink wine every day with dinner and with friends, you'll quickly grow tired of cheap, one dimensional wines. What makes a wine more expensive? Quality of the land, weather that year, degree of difficulty ith specific varietal, irrigated land or not, care of vines, age of vines, yield per acre, hand harvesting, OAK, and on and on. VOX and soccer mom's can go on happily drinking Yellow Tail; just keep your ignorant opinions to yourself.

  • Pablo Verdugo
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    120 ! From Chile

  • Tian Xie
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    The 1 gram more of acid might as well be the winemaker's intent to make the wine age better in bottle. Normally, the more expensive a bottle of wine is, the longer it will last in your cellar as well as the better it will taste over time.

  • Optimism
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Cheap wine for broke.

  • Riccardo Medici
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    It's not about wine, it's about Americans that think their wine is good… 5 euros Italian wine>20 California wine

  • Hunter Sullivan
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Hilariously bad commentary at 2:20. The descriptions provided offer two unique perspectives of the same wine and you can tell by the vocabulary used. Both are describing a large, over the top wine; of which Parker prefers stylistically (and this pandering to the popular wine palate is why he is a popular wine critic) and Robinson finds finds unrefined. Vox is so entirely off with this article it isn't even funny. Vox reports that wine comps that are overseen by judges provide contradictory results while not providing the information of what competitions, who the judges were, and any sort of substantial information. Further it ought to be noted that the revisiting of any olfactory experience can provide varying results. Example, does revisiting a pleasant smell recreate the same, initially enjoyable response? How about if you are forced to re-experience it repeatedly? Over time such experiences, even if initially enjoyable, become noisome. We might further note that at the beginning of the video Vox subjected their staff members to a tasting of wines of which the staff regularly picked out the expensive wine and disliked it. The only wine specifically noted is the Honig, but we can see the other labels some what reasonably. Upon closer inspection the Josh cellars and the Santa Rita 120 both have relatively high residual sugar contents, of which entails a generally more appeasing wine. How do we know this? A great example is Apothic Red, a wine in which research was generously invested into understanding what the "general" wine palate enjoyed; i.e., what do typical wine buyers like in wine? Shock alert, it was sugar, hence why Apothic adds enormous amounts of sugar to their wines. A correlation might be inferred from the findings made by the creators of Apothic, specifically that higher sugar content wines are generally perceived better by a large sample audience. Why? Firstly because most palates are untrained. Secondly, current societal cuisine and beverage trends incline individuals towards sugar heavy beverages. Not only is Vox's video article poorly informed, it is also a sham pandering to people's feelings towards more rewarding but more inaccessible experiences. To forward a further example, it is easy to make fun of modern art and its corollaries, but a sincere effort to try and understand the culture is oft times rewarding to those who try. Wine of this caliber exists in such similar planes. Quality work pandering Vox, it seems you nailed your audience.

  • shrektuttoverde
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    This is video is so American. Wine in US is so overpriced. Have a trip in France, Italy and Spain then we can talk.
    Also, like many other things, it takes time and training to understand wine and its complexity.

  • cesar leon
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    seems lot of snobs didnt like the truth.

  • Wine n Wine
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    Could be right, but the price of wine also is due to the storage, land prices(one acre at Napa valley, or Bordeaux can cost 2 times an average home), region it came from, the middleman and of course the stores have to make some profits.That being said as a winemaker myself I can honestly say that some cheap wine may also surprise you in taste and quality.. ChateauxDeCrispin

  • steve Justice
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    You are idiots

  • Fake Story
    Posted September 22, 2018 3:42 AM

    i drink cranberry juice

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