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.
While I can't find any more context in regards to what was actually said in the full presentation, it does sound like it was a much longer presentation and the article in question literally took one line from it out of context and wrote a full article. I'm not sure our problem here really lies with Tim Hanni or with bad reporting/ misquoting? His words for it in the podcast above were that the reporter took one line out of context from a 90 minute presentation and ran with it.
If you listen to or read much of his work on the subject, yes he does say most of it is BS, but for very different reasons than are discussed in the article. Not saying he's right or wrong but the article is a serious misrepresentation and I think it's important to understand that.