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9 Wine Myths That Need to Die

Written by Madeline Puckette

Since when was wine before 5pm a sin? It’s time to set the record straight on a few wine myths that have been floating around.

9 Wine Myths That Need to Die

Wine before 5pm is a faux pas

It's 5pm somewhere.
With all due respect, then when may I drink my mimosa?

Sweet wine has added sugar

Most quality sweet wines such as German Prädikat Riesling do not.

Sherry is for old ladies

Perhaps you haven’t tried the Rye Sherrona yet at Anfora in NYC: Rye Whiskey, Oloroso Sherry, Sweet Vermouth and Lillet Blonde. Step aside Grams.

Drinking by yourself means you’re an alcoholic

Drinking 1-2 glasses of wine by yourself doesn’t mean you’re an alcoholic. Drink a bottle a night? Well that’s just wasteful.

Sweet wine is not manly

Rappers rep Riesling, and Moscato, why can’t we?

Wine always improves with age

Most wines are ready to drink right out of the gates. It’s the special ones that age longer.

Chardonnay is so passé

Chardonnay is, in fact, the most popular white wine in the world. Go get yourself a white Burgundy.

Wine will make you fat

Eating a whole pizza when you’re drunk will make you fat.

Only snobs can truly enjoy wine

We beg to differ. Pick up a cup, glass or mug of wine and clink the person closest to you.

Written byMadeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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