Let’s be real, we all love a good bottle of vino, and it turns out that three out of four respondents in an American survey claim to have an appreciation for the ‘finer things’ in life, which typically develops at a much younger age than you’d expect…
According to the survey of 2,000 respondents reported by OnePoll on behalf of Wine.com, the average person first begins to appreciate the ‘finer things’ when they’re 26 years old – but, what makes a person more mature?
Well, 38% of respondents cited having an opinion about the stock market, 35% cited being knowledgeable about different wines and spirits, and 35% about investing in expensive tailored clothes. Data also suggests that male respondents feel pressured to present themselves as sophisticated.
In fact, 42% of men cited knowledge of wine and spirits as a marker of maturity, compared to only 30% of women. The survey also indicates that the average respondent starts drinking wine at 23 and takes them two years before they can fully appreciate the experience.
When they first started drinking wine, 67% said they stuck to standard varieties like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s not until age 24 that the typical respondent begins to actively seek out foreign wines.
And finally, 7 in 10 admitted that when they first started drinking wine, they couldn’t tell much of a difference between wine varieties of the same colour, and only one in five could correctly identify the name of the largest type of wine bottle when tested.