» Wine tasting is bullshit

Robert T. Gonzalez:

The human palate is arguably the weakest of the five traditional senses. This begs an important question regarding wine tasting: is it bullshit, or is it complete and utter bullshit?

(Via Erika Hall.)

Years ago I went to a wine tasting where we were invited to taste wines and then spit them out, lest we get drunk. I drank all of them and wrote jokey reviews on the little cards. Turns out I was not wrong to do so.