Hanni has identified four basic types of tasters based on his research: Sweet (very sensitive tasters who need sweet flavors to offset their heightened experience of other tastes), Hypersensitive (a large segment of the population, who eschew strong flavors and seek out complex tastes), Sensitive (who can tolerate a wide range of flavor intensities), and Tolerant (who live by the motto "the bigger the better"). You can try out Hanni's research for yourself - and see if his assessment of your "vinotype" matches your drinking reality - at http://www.myvinotype.com .
Joe Roberts is the creator of the popular & award-winning website 1WineDude.com, which publishes wine reviews, interviews, & entertaining Op/Ed commentary on the wine world. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Kerri, daughter Lorelai Kate, and their oversized Italian mastiff Brunello. You can follow his exploits (and witty “mini” wine reviews) on twitter at twitter.com/1winedude & facebook at facebook.com/1winedude.