9 Wine Myths That Need to Die

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


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.

About Madeline Puckette

I'm a certified sommelier and creator of the NYT Bestseller, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. Find me out there in the wine world @WineFolly