I'm with you on the foo-foo drinks htc. I haven't liked any of the red wines I have tried, and I don't know if I have ever even tried white. I do marinate chicken in sherry, and I have had champagne a few times. I am still willing to try new ones, and I'm sure that if I try some better quality ones than I have had, I might like some of them. I don't care for the taste of alcohol, as a rule.
Speaking of rules, I find it hilarious that a drink would come with "rules!" LOL Yes, I know they are just guidelines, and I do think that some things naturally taste better with certain things. I think it is fine to let people know what you think tastes good with what, but to look down on someone because they don't follow the rules (ie., no wine with bleu cheese) is ridiculous.
The same goes with food. A lot of people would never think of eating something as "lowly" as meatloaf or tuna-noodle casserole. I think they don't know what they are missing!
And if you want to drink wine with your bleu cheese, or for that matter, Kool-Aid with your Chateaubriand, who cares?! Eat and drink what you want. It is your taste buds you need to please, not a bunch of snobs!