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To absolutely HATE wine with every fibre of my body?

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Omgwhatisthat · 07/09/2022 20:49

Just the smell makes me gag. I cannot swallow it without being physically sick.

My friends and colleagues all seem to be obsessed with wine. Some don’t believe/can’t seem to understand it when I say I despise all types of wine and ask me to try theirs in an attempt to change my mind…

Please tell me I am not alone!

OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

298 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
Horizons83 · 07/09/2022 21:36

I am totally the same OP, it's disgusting, apart from a lovely sweet dessert wine. I am one of those people who does prefer drinking sweet things. And it is socially isolating, we Brits do love to make alcohol so important in our socialising, and wine tends to be the drink of choice.

However, I have in the last few years developed a love of beer, as long as it's a very strong imperial stout, preferably with random flavourings (Imperial pastry stout with peruvian cocoa nibs, marshmallows, almond and Tahitian vanilla anyone?!). However, even then as I'm drinking it I realise that I would probably prefer the flavours in milkshake form!

firstmummy2019 · 07/09/2022 21:38

FriendOfDorothyGale · 07/09/2022 20:58

The white wine I like, usually sayvignon blanc, taste very crisp. It has a citrussy taste to it, kind of grapefruity.

I like very dry rose which I now add a slice of green chilli too after seeing it on tiktok and it is a revelation.

The red I enjoy tastes peppery and with a dark Berry and vanilla subtle taste to it.

Oh stop it! You are making me salivate @FriendOfDorothyGale

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 07/09/2022 21:38

I love wine.

Not keen on gin, tea, or coffee. And people just accept it when I tell them so.

Suzi888 · 07/09/2022 21:38

Love red wine- especially with fresh pasta.
Its coffee I can’t stand, I hate the smell, the taste, not fond of cakes either- would rather savoury snacks.

userxx · 07/09/2022 21:38

LiftyLift · 07/09/2022 20:53

I hated wine as a teenager, then developed a taste for it via a sweet rose, then moved to whites, then on to reds. It’s a gradual process. If you try to start on a big red you’ll probably not like it.

Exactly how I did it.

APurpleSquirrel · 07/09/2022 21:38

NutellaEllaElla · 07/09/2022 21:34

Same! Don't understand the hype at all (or any alcohol basically). I don't like tea or coffee either and people clearly think I'm a weird fish in this respect. Sharing a drink with someone whether it's tea or wine is a massive social bonding experience so I have to try to make it work somehow.

I'm the same - can drink a few spirits but heavily diluted with mixers.
I've spent years with various friends/colleagues trying to get me to drink/get drunk, or countless people saying you need to find/try the right one & I just don't care 🤷‍♀️
My dad was an alcoholic, so it probably colours my judgement somewhat, but I just don't see the point. I'm 42, I know what I like & don't like, thanks.

SausageinaBun · 07/09/2022 21:39

I find most wine just tastes really sour. The only time I've been able to taste all of the "hints of vanilla" stuff was when I had a really expensive bottle of wine.

I think my attitude towards wine is summed up by Jez in Peep Show when tasting wine "Obviously it's not really delicious like hot chocolate or coke, but for wine... brilliant."

I'd always take a G&T over wine.

gettingolderandgrumpier · 07/09/2022 21:40

I genuinely think this is very strange problem you don’t like wine and … I know plenty of people that don’t like wine but it’s not a problem they just don’t drink it problem solved .
i can’t stand cider or vodka maybe I’ll start a thread how much I hate it …

WetWashing22 · 07/09/2022 21:41

@FriendOfDorothyGale I need to know more. Does the chilli make it spicy? Or just change the taste in another way?

Readaboutyourself · 07/09/2022 21:41

I adore wine and find trying new styles really fun & interesting. It also can make a boring meal an event.

namechangetheworld · 07/09/2022 21:43

Agreed. All wine tastes absolutely rancid to me. I have a friend who is obsessed with trying to covert me - every time I see her she pops open some ridiculously overpriced bottle and it makes me want to gag.

namechangetheworld · 07/09/2022 21:44

I can't bear the taste of tea or coffee either to be honest. Gag.

catandcoffee · 07/09/2022 21:44

You're not alone OP.
White wine tastes like vinegar to me and the smell of red wine yuk.

As for Champagne double yuk.

Yes I've tried the expensive stuff... Still hate it.

Love a rum and coke though.

ZandathePanda · 07/09/2022 21:46

I have to really try and discourage myself from thinking I am drinking dettol hand sanitiser when I drink gin.

Lilyhatesjaz · 07/09/2022 21:52

I don't like wine either and if I do drink it even just 1 glass will make me feel ill next day. I don't mind cocktails or spirits with lots of mixer. But for preference I would rather have a cup of coffee.

the80sweregreat · 07/09/2022 21:53

I love wine, but I understand why you don't !
A nice glass of cold white Cederberg is just nectar.

MintyGreenDreams · 07/09/2022 21:54

I luvs wine but alas it hates me and gives me shit pre menopausal hangovers.Its an unrequited love

Blossomandbee · 07/09/2022 21:59

Most wine tastes so tart and vinegary to me I actually shudder after a mouthful. I taste or smell any fruits or flavours. Red wine to me smells like buttery, red meaty vinegar.
I don't mind Lambrini in small amounts although I don't think that actually classes as wine Grin

Blossomandbee · 07/09/2022 22:00
  • I can't taste that should say! We need an edit button!
KimberleyClark · 07/09/2022 22:04

Love wine, whisky and beer. Hate gin.

shinynewapple22 · 07/09/2022 22:04

I can't drink too much wine - a glass or two of red and if I drink white I have it as a spritzer with loads of ice . I do like it but only in moderation . I prefer longer drinks - lager or alcopops/cocktails.

Whisky is the drink I can't stand - can't even get a glass close enough to smell it .

ZeroFuchsGiven · 07/09/2022 22:06

PaperwhiteTheGhost · 07/09/2022 20:56

I love wine.

I HATE fizzy drinks. Hate them. It hurts my mouth. And people react to that the same was they react to you not liking wine so you have my full sympathy! They seem to think I've reached my mid 30s yet cannot possibly decide for myself if I like something or not. Annoying and borderline rude.

Cheers to individuality!!

Are you me? 🤣

Honestly I love wine but fizzy drinks? I'd rather dehydrate!

I get this with prosecco and champagne Op, I hate the stuff and people just do not get it


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Isitsixoclockalready · 07/09/2022 22:07

Mushroo · 07/09/2022 20:53

I love wine but feel the same way and gin and tonic. It’s just bitter, too icy and gross.

Same for me - I've never taken to gin so I understand why some people don't like wine.

iliketartan · 07/09/2022 22:08


To absolutely HATE wine with every fibre of my body?
fruitpastille · 07/09/2022 22:11

I do love wine but I've noticed that if I don't have anything to eat with it then I take much smaller sips and drink slowly as the flavour is stronger. Give me some crisps or cheese alongside and I will knock it back much more quickly.

I am fussy about wine but not in a wine snob way. I prefer lighter reds so I'm happy with cheap cotes du rhone - I don't like 'big reds' as much. I also dislike plummey Australian shiraz and similar. I only buy NZ sauvignon blanc for white although I will drink others (except chardonnay which is disgusting).

I've got various friends who don't drink and it is a total non issue.

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