Wine snobs are annoying. Blame them for making wine fraught with pretense and intimidation. From a sommelier at a restaurant dissing your choice of the least expensive bottle on the list, to the friend who announces “darhling this is a $150 Cabernet,” they are the ones who make wine scary to those of us who just want to enjoy it.
Knowing a lot about wine doesn’t mean you’re a wine snob. But just in case you suspect you’re crossing the line from wine lover to wine snob, doing any of these five things will ensure that you’ll never be labeled a snob.