I am 46 and still cannot appreciate "fine" wines. I am not knocking those who do! I am happy drinking an Arbor Mist or Yellow Tail, or whatever (I like Merlot's too.) I don't drink wine to get buzzed, I enjoy them with a meal (although, I have been known to drink it out of a jelly jar over ice.) Not long ago, I was in a group of people celebrating promotions. We were taken to dinner and our host ordered a $500.00 bottle of Merlot. It didn't taste any better than the $10.00 stuff I buy. Those of you that do enjoy more expensive wines, please tell me what you like, what makes a good wine, and the differences you notice between those and the lesser expensive stuff. I'm off to chug the spit bucket.