When my partner and I were first together, he got me interested in wine tasting. We spent a good bit of money, learned to act pretentious, and took a trip to Napa-Sonoma.
That ran its course somewhat. Then at a café I frequented, the manager tried the same thing with coffee--again, major pretentiousness over (less than) minor differences between this Costa Rican bean cultivated on this side of the mountain versus that side....
Then I got a job and had kids.
My graduate student who is about to defend and then hurry to her new job tried to convince me recently that I just had to go to this new restaurant because they make amazing mixed drinks. All about infusions of lavender and blah blah blah.
I find these trendy drink obsessions a bit irritating. I'm not irritated that other people get involved in it. But I get irritated with the idea of ME doing it. For me, looking back on it, it was a sign that I needed a job to focus on, and/or kids.