65- to 85-year-olds
Life is starting to slow down for you and you can’t drink like you used to, so quality over quantity is the mantra of the day. Of course, 60 is the new 50, so you’re no old codger either. You still can learn a few tricks, but like the feel of a familiar place.
You’re still drinking Bordeaux, mostly from the 1980s at this point when they still made them like they used to. You’ve also found that some old standbys like Chianti Classico and Rioja seem to have found their place in your pantheon of preferred wines. You think it’s because you’re getting sentimental but the truth is, you still can pick a winner and these folks have gotten their act together once again. Okay, the real truth is it’s your memory that’s going. These wines sucked back when you used to like them and you were just sentimental for thinking you liked them. It was the picnic with your future wife that made that day so special, not the wine in the wicker-covered bottle!
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