No Chip didn't split off from this thread:
Good quality Yancha, I did it because there are so many threads by a core group of about a dozen or so people who regularly like to discuss tea vs wine.<<< this thread is for you
So here it is, have at it, go at it as much as your discussion/arguing <3's desire
#1 consideration is making these similarity/dissimilarity comparisons is that 'opinions are like...' well you know the rest...or as Chip likes to say, 'drink what you like, like what you drink'. After 30yrs of wine drinking, forum and in person 'discussions', one-on-one private sessions with a few great wine makers>>>all comes down to personal preferences, imho ...it all get's to be tedious to me know. People just have different preferences.
I'll sit back and drink some $1.99 Trader Joe's '2-buck-Chuck' Charles Shaw 'Shiraz' while ya all debate these things (yeah, I've had some of the big guns of wine---La Tache, but never Romanee Conti<world's most expensive vintage Bourgogne, just don't care about all the fuss anymore)...actually on a diet, not drinking much wine anymore< casualties of too much hedonism in the recent past
some links to a few TC threads and MarshalN's blog for reference later