Van wijn weten, is volgens een recent Amerikaans onderzoek een bewijs voor volwassenheid. Het blad People meldt daarover: ‘According to a recent survey of 2,000 respondents above the age of 21, the average American first begins to appreciate the "finer things" when they're 26 years old. So, what makes a person more mature? At the top of the list, respondents cited having an opinion about the stock market (38%), being knowledgeable about different wines and spirits (35%) and investing in expensive tailored clothes (35%). Reported by OnePoll on behalf of Wine.com, the data also suggests that male respondents feel especially pressured to present themselves as sophisticated. In fact, 42% of men cited knowledge of wine and spirits as a marker of maturity, compared to only 30% of women. The survey's "timewine" also indicates that the average respondent starts drinking wine at age 23 and takes them two years before they begin to fully appreciate the experience.