OK, so long time, no see. I learned two weeks ago that this baby is going away. Haven't really felt like posting since. Will have a farewell post soon.

But I did wanna pass along a pretty funny story from Britain. Turns out that wine drinkers there aren't nearly as smart as they think they are. The lesson: Don't worry about seeming smart. Embrace the fact that, as with many things in life, the more you learn about wine, the more you realize how little you know.

I'm guessing American wine enthusiasts would fare about the same on these questions:

*"The one question answered incorrectly the most (87%) was that Champagne can only be made from white grapes, when it is in fact also made from red."

*"Nearly 70% did not know the difference between a Sauvignon Blanc and a Sancerre, even though it is made from the same grape."

*"... 60% believed all wine enhances with age. Not all wine does - the majority of wines are produced ready to drink with little potential for ageing. Only a rare few last longer than a decade."