1) There is no thought outside narrative -- rather than escape a mythical way of thinking to truly "see reality," we can only move from one "prison-house of language" to another.
2) Stay away from the cheap wine at Trader Joe's -- you get what you pay for.
But in the grand tradition of passing knowledge between generations, I'd like to direct current grad students to this report in The New Scientist, suggesting that exposing new wine to electrical fields can help speed up the aging process. The electricity causes the acids in the wine to react with the alcohol more quickly, getting rid of some of the nasty-tasting long proteins and aldehydes, while creating some of the esters and free amino acids that give particular wines distinctiveness.
No word on whether passing a grad student through a pair of high-voltage electrodes will speed the dissertation process though.