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AIBU?

To absolutely HATE wine with every fibre of my body?

136 replies

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!

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jackstini · 07/09/2022 22:12

Love wine - but I am quite specific on what I like - deep spicy Rioja and oaky caramel Chardonnay

Wine just make such a difference to the way food tastes

Am not keen on fizzy drinks or juice - especially with food - they ruin it. If not drinking I will just go with mineral water

Not keen on beer, lager or ale

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tillytoodles1 · 07/09/2022 22:16

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.

I hate wine but love a G&T.

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ZeroFuchsGiven · 07/09/2022 22:21

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.

I've always said I would rather have a block of cheese than a block of chocolate!

I hate cake or any kind of cream.

I also hate pasta and love coffee 🤣

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SunscreenCentral · 07/09/2022 22:23

A lot of work goes into making a good (not necessarily expensive) bottle of wine.

Most supermarket wines aren't great. I could go on (and on) but I won't.



If you don't enjoy it, choose something else

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GooglyEyeballs · 07/09/2022 22:23

You are missing out and it would make me sad but one less person drinking wine just means more wine for meeee

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SunshineLoving · 07/09/2022 22:23

I love red wine, specifically South African.

Red wine is definitely an acquired taste. I do know what you mean. It can be quite heavy too.

Definitely don't drink it if you don't like it. I wouldn't even take the glass at a work function if I was you. I would just say 'thanks but I've gone off wine.' I wouldn't drink an alcoholic drink I don't like. I don't like rum, sherry, ale, prosecco.

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expat101 · 07/09/2022 22:23

I'm a wine drinker but there are a lot of varieties I don't like. I guess if you are interested, then you should try a few different ones with food over time.

Personally my advice would be to stay away from it completely. and enjoy a mocktail instead....

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mackthepony · 07/09/2022 22:24

Pretty much the only alcohol I like

Along with dark rum

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SisyphusDad · 07/09/2022 22:25

Good. More for me 🍷

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FlimsySteve · 07/09/2022 22:29

You don't have to like wine, but if you are interested in trying some that you might like, last year Good Pair Days did a good job of matching my palette and sent me wines based on my preferences. For the first time ever I enjoyed a red wine, which I had never thought possible.

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Beautiful3 · 07/09/2022 22:29

I hate wine too. Can't even bring myself to pretend to enjoy it. It smells and tastes like sour vinegar. Yes I have tried many types at friends and family's requests.

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SherbetDips · 07/09/2022 22:30

I prefer beer, gin or rum

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Hungrycaterpillarsmummy · 07/09/2022 22:32

It is a taste to get used to.
I trained myself to like it, same with mushrooms and olives! I love them all but hated them to start with.

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ShirleyPhallus · 07/09/2022 22:32

Trick to avoiding wine hangovers is to have biodynamic / organic wines. No headache.

Id rather go without than drink cheap shit wines. Hardy’s Shiraz and Ernest & Julio White Zinfandel etc etc

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ellieboolou · 07/09/2022 23:55

I hate it too - disgusting stuff.

A family member refuses to accept I don't like it and always makes me try theirs in the hope I'll change my mind, always gifts me bottles it, I'm never short of a raffle contribution 😀

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IheartBTS · 08/09/2022 00:03

You’re not alone, myself and my husband don’t like wine either! I’ve had some funny looks when I’ve said I don’t like it, and I sometimes feel we’re in the minority. But I just don’t care anymore!

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GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing · 08/09/2022 00:32

I think it’s totally normal for some people to like some things, and others not to. Why should wine be any different?

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montysma1 · 08/09/2022 00:35

It tastes like POISON!

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Crikeyalmighty · 08/09/2022 00:38

@FriendOfDorothyGale I like the same ones as yourself , I particularly like nice Californian reds and good quality unoaked Chardonnay

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Musti · 08/09/2022 00:39

We’re not supposed to like any alcohol because it is toxic.

I didn’t use to like it or any alcohol. I wish I’d carried on disliking it instead of gradually getting pressured to try to eventually drink way too much and too often. Trying to stay sober now.

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Sunnytwobridges · 08/09/2022 02:00

it tastes like stinky feet to me, (I know that sounds crazy 😂) I don’t understand the obsession with it.

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basilmint · 08/09/2022 02:10

I like wine but really only like most with food. It tastes much better then, especially if you have complementary wine and food. I only really enjoy sparkling wines alone.

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Northbynorthbreast · 08/09/2022 02:24

I find all the poncey posh talk about wine extremely boring and quite amusing c I can’t understand how people can make such a fuss about the apparent smells and flavours and it seems to just be an effort to commercialise and obsess about alcohol.
i don’t mind a glass here and there but just can’t stand the obsessive stuff

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MugginsOverEre · 08/09/2022 02:27

I hate wine too. I also hate the taste of water. It actually makes me gag. People are always shocked that I don't like those two.

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Ladyof2022 · 08/09/2022 03:44

I feel exactly the same, OP. All of it tastes utterly vile.

Champagne was especially disappointing, having seen and heard it bigged up as THE most amazing drink ever. YUK.

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