This is going to sound really stupid, but I was afraid to drink Chianti wine up until last year. I guess a backstory would be good, here. I think we all remember the film "Silence of the Lambs"?
It came out in 1991 and stared Jodie Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins. I was thirteen years old at the time. My friends and I really wanted to see the movie and so my friend's dad took us to the movie theater and dropped us off with some cash for tickets and junk food. We got Twizzlers, popcorn, and diet cola.
The movie was terrifying to us. We huddled onto each other for dear life as we were creeped out to the very end. You know that one scene where Hopkins is speaking to Foster?
Where he tells her he ate the man's liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti and then he makes that weird noise with his mouth? Yep. That's what did me in for YEARS.