Video: A Guide to Wine for the Confused


I saw Wine for the Confused maybe last year and found it amusing.  The information is acceptable but is fit for the novice and commercial consumer.  Would I recommend it? No.  I think everyone whom Wine for the Confused is intended for will find and watch it.  If you do watch it, pay close attention how John Cleese is condescending toward women sommeliers.  I understand he is British and very sarcastic but still he has a wonderful attitude toward female that stands out against American culture practices toward women.  It makes one wonder what is done improperly in US that is invisible to a local?  

from Lifehacker by Jason Fitzpatrick

Purchasing, storing, sampling, and outright enjoying wine can seem to be an enormous undertaking. Monty Python's John Cleese sets out to help the uninitiated (seriously!).

Photo by jesiehart.

Wine for the Confused originally aired on Food network as an informative mini-documentary about wine, hosted by none other than John Cleese of Monty Python fame. It covers varieties of wine, how to establish a baseline for your wine tastes, storing and serving wine, and more. Check out the link below to watch the entire film at Hulu—we'd have embedded it here for your viewing pleasure, but Hulu absolutelyinsisted the embed code it gave us for Wine for the Confused point at an episode ofAlfred Hitchcock Presents.

The video might not contain revelations for a veteran wine connoisseur, but if you're interested in learning more about wine and cutting through some of the snobbery and myths surrounding it, the video is quite informative.

If you want to expand your wine knowledge further check out previously reviewed Snooth, a social network and recommendation engine for wine enthusiasts.


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