Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, or "Vinny" for short. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the technical aspects of winemaking to the fine points of etiquette. I hope you find my answers educational and even amusing. Looking for a particular answer? Check my archive and my FAQs. You can also follow me on Twitter: @AskDrVinny.
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Dear Dr. Vinny,
I like the advice “Vinny” provides. But why is he a cartoon, superhero-looking character, holding up a glass of wine? Everyone, no doubt, is above drinking age and adult. I find it silly to ask a cartoon character questions.
And yet, you just asked this cartoon, superhero-looking character a question. Wine can be so stuffy and serious, I think it’s easier for some wine lovers—especially the new ones—to realize that it’s OK to relax, feel silly and still learn something. Besides, my real face is even more cartoonish.
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