Prefers slinging back a cold one to sipping a glass of vino. Doesn’t care that his Pinot Grigio is growing warmer by the minute thanks to his hand on the bulb.
Knows what he likes (Cabs, Pinots, and Chardonnay), and happy to stick with them. Up for a winery tour, but only if someone else is driving.
Owns a wine fridge and too-fragile-for-the-dishwasher stemware. Once asked if anyone else detected “notes of gently roasted tangerines” in a late-harvest Riesling.
Frequently throws around words like extraction and carbonic maceration. Buys esoteric wines by the case. Doesn’t ask questions about the wine list—he knows more than the waiter.
Illustrations by Jochen Schievink
This article originally appeared in our April 2015 issue.