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Tim Hanni, MW on Food and Wine pairing: It's Bu@^#%t!

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/02/tim-hanni-mw-food-and-wine-pairing-is-bullsht/?fbclid=IwAR0HELLMhV1mz3c15WQDnc7CO3UzlL5uBn-4uKxWDvU87I0UBKggGDWF6T8

Was this comment meant to appease a specific group of people at a Sauv Blanc Convention or is he trying to start a revolution? 

I guess I understand some of what he's saying about generalizations not necessarily matching people and specific dishes, but then he goes off topics and starts talking about arrogant categorization, so I'm having trouble following his entire argument. Having spent hours finding the best pairing for a dish at times, I think I can comfortably say I disagree with this type of sentiment. 

Thoughts?

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  • The article is not put together very well :/ It seems more like a few angry statements vomited onto a page to ruffle feathers rather than a piece defending/ presenting any cohesive opinion or statement- regardless of the validity of said opinions.  Being an MW and coming from an educational path of writing endless amounts of essays I would think that there would simply be more content to back up this very bold statement... but then there's just more eyebrow-raising statements bringing up entirely different conversations... I would like to hear more supporting statements on why he has reached this conclusion.  Although I can assure you that no amount of opinion on this matter will ever take away my love for my favorite wine and food pairings... so there's that.

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  • The article is not put together very well :/ It seems more like a few angry statements vomited onto a page to ruffle feathers rather than a piece defending/ presenting any cohesive opinion or statement- regardless of the validity of said opinions.  Being an MW and coming from an educational path of writing endless amounts of essays I would think that there would simply be more content to back up this very bold statement... but then there's just more eyebrow-raising statements bringing up entirely different conversations... I would like to hear more supporting statements on why he has reached this conclusion.  Although I can assure you that no amount of opinion on this matter will ever take away my love for my favorite wine and food pairings... so there's that.

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  • I wholeheartedly agree here. All of these comments seem to have zero context on how they delivered.

    However, if they do accurately reflect his thoughts on the matter I disagree. You do not need to be a Master of Wine or a Master Somm to know some wines are too weak with some meals and visa versa