The thing about wine is, it's a world of judgments. People judge you if you order wine when everyone else is drinking beer. They judge you if you know what you're doing when you look at a wine list, or if you ask a lot of questions of the sommelier. They judge you if you automatically go for the cheapest glass and they judge you if you choose the most expensive. Really, you can't win. The world of wine is nuanced and has an air of inaccessibility, which puts people on edge and makes them prone to judging. But if you're ordering rosé in the middle of winter, we're sorry but we're gonna judge!
If you want to know what signals you're sending out about yourself when you order your wine, we're here to break it down. We're not saying people's judgements are right or even fair. In fact, we personally adhere to the school of "drink whatever and however much you want," no judgments from us. We just can't say the same about the haughty sommelier or the friend you don't know so well at the other end of the birthday table, because from where we're sitting, it looks like they're judging the sh*t out of you. Luckily, drinking wine is worth all the judgments that come along with it.
Here's what people are thinking of you when you order that rosé, white or red: