Blog: Olly WehringAmbiguous rose or masculine merlot?

Olly Wehring | 9 April 2008

It seems a person’s sexual inclination can be determined by their choice of wine, according to an Italian winemaker.

Franco D’Eusanio, who operates an organic vineyard in the Abruzzo region has introduced the 'masculine' red wine 'Is', the ‘feminine’ white wine 'Ea' and the ‘rose’ 'Id', for those of undetermined or ambiguous inclinations.

Aside from making wine, Franco D'Eusanio also dabbles in philosophy and is convinced that everyone is not just male or female and that these aspects of their personality can be identified through their sense of taste.

Personally, I enjoy nothing more than a glass of South African full-bodied merlot, so upon reading this, I am expecting myself to start spurting cheesy chat up lines and burping after every other sip.

On the other hand, I could switch to a glass of rose, drink myself into oblivion and become another statistic of that crowd called ‘binge drinkers’ who seem to have taken quite a shine to the popular tipple.

Unless a connoisseur, many of us tend to stick to our usual choice from the local supermarket, so to complicate matters by adding sexual inclination into our choice, only serves to complicate yet further.

Is it not enough to have to choose from a wall of 500 bottles when all we want is a cheap bottle to enjoy while watching our favourite film, without pondering whether we fancy being male, female or indeed ambiguous for the evening?

So for all those rose lovers out there, in the words of Dean Martin - "You haven't drunk too much wine if you can still lie on the floor without holding on."


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