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

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

Sweet wine has added sugar

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

Sherry is for old ladies

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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

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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

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

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Wine always improves with age

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

Chardonnay is so passé

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

Wine will make you fat

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

Only snobs can truly enjoy wine

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

About Madeline Puckette

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