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Old 06-10-2016, 03:13 AM
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A slightly different example might be sauvignon blanc wine. Hugely popular to some, but a significant number of people find it revolting, describing it as weak, thin and grassy. Leaving aside French versions like Sancerre wines, vast lakes of it are pumping out of NZ and being consumed happily.

Now one narrative about this is that it is inherently terrible and only popular among the bootless and unhorsed with no taste in wine. Certainly there are wine opinion makers who hate the stuff and can't understand why it exists. But the reactions seem to me to be too extreme for it just to be explained as a popular Emperor's New Clothes thing. It is so popular and yet so uncool with most opinion makers that it seems unlikely that the people who like it are just palateless rubes.

So the best explanation would appear to be that this is a genetic taste thing like the other examples above.