The Sayings of Chairman Dave:
Fruit? We don’t need no stiiiiinkin’ Fruit!
“Much of what American wine-drinkers drink with their meals has flashy young fruit in it…. most of what wine journals recommend is jerry-rigged with ‘fruit bombs’ … In my experience, however, fruit in general only serves to make wine glossier, to make it more capable of standing out at a wine judging…. It does not make wine any better with food. In fact, I contend, the presence of fruit in a wine is, generally speaking… a burden to food!”
Food and wine maniac and Gourmand at Large David Rosengarten.