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Overrated trends and "Wine and Coke". Doesn't work with me.

There was the linkedin discussion, about popular trends which are overrated.
And after a lot of thoughts I came to the point, that nowadays, pretty much is overrated.

This is what I contributed to the discussion:

Dominik M.J. Schachtsiek • I believe, that every single trend nowadays get to a point, which is definitely overrated!

• Avant-garde mixology - became overrated [especially by the press]
• Farm to table mixology - became overrated
• As well as the very similar culinary mixology ["bar-chefs"]
• Even historic drinks usually are overrated [Martinez and similar]
• And yes - bartenders and bars are usually as well overrated.

I think this is not necessary a phenomenon, which you can find in bars. Look at the overall culinary trends nowadays - watch foodnetwork. Everything gets exaggerated to the excess. As well as most other industries [look into the car company - Porsche is unveiling a 800+ hp supercar - and people are complaining, that it has less hp than the LaFerrari or the McLaren P1 - is that normal???].

Even the "back to the basic bartender" is exaggerated and overrated!

Unfortunately I don't see any way out. As every bar owner wants to define him/herself and wants to be special.
I don't think, that anything of this is categorically wrong - it is just annoying - and it is even more annoying to be part of it...

• Avant-garde mixology - became overrated [especially by the press] • Farm to table mixology - became overrated • As well as the very similar culinary mixology ["bar-chefs"] • Even historic drinks usually are overrated [Martinez and similar] • And yes - bartenders and bars are usually as well overrated. 
I think this is not necessary a phenomenon, which you can find in bars. Look at the overall culinary trends nowadays - watch foodnetwork. Everything gets exaggerated to the excess. As well as most other industries [look into the car company - Porsche is unveiling a 800+ hp supercar - and people are complaining, that it has less hp than the LaFerrari or the McLaren P1 - is that normal???]. 
Even the "back to the basic bartender" is exaggerated and overrated! 
Unfortunately I don't see any way out. As every bar owner wants to define him/herself and wants to be special. I don't think, that anything of this is categorically wrong - it is just annoying - and it is even more annoying to be part of it...
It seemed, that the guys over at the New York Times wanted to make a point and published a post about red wine and coke in their dining section.

This is how far we became. The most reputable and recognized newspaper of the world is saying, that you should drink red wine and coke. It is not about the drink itself - it is just about the trend "back to basics" and "away from any pretension".

I do understand this thinking. But I reject, to emphasize on a drink like red wine and coke, completely.
To say it in the words of Leonidas: This. Is. Madness.

Can we become less hypocrite and show less the attitude of "hipsters hate hipsters"?
Lets drink some wine or a coke on it!




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