Alcohol, much like coffee, is a taste many people acquire because of the "benefit." With coffee, you get a caffeine boost, and with alcohol you get a buzz, right? If you do drink alcohol, think about the gateway booze you first drank before you'd acquired a taste for it. Was it Boone's Farm? Peach schnapps? Wine coolers? Jello shots? Notice the one thing these all have in common is that they're sugary and they mask the taste of the alcohol. But today, you might enjoy a nice expensive glass of pinot noir. Congratulations, your taste has matured. Now how about a martini? Shaken, not stirred.