It never ceases to amaze me what they’ll find as a part of the Wine Life. Match.com has conducted a survey of more than 2,300 single men and women nationwide and found that 62 percent believe that their date’s choice of beverage provides insight into their lifestyle, and 52 percent felt that it is indicative of their
personality. More specifically, single Americans overwhelmingly choose wine to reflect their personalities
and lifestyles on the all-important first date over any other beverage; including beer, specialty cocktails, sparkling water and soda. But the survey gets curiouser and curiouser as you learn more about it.
Continue reading “What wine goes with my date?”
Not a wine topic but important to history. Congratulations to the citizens of Iraqi on the free elections held today.
Here are the reviews from last week. Some interesting ones including the final posting for Wine Blogging Wednesday #5 – Wacky Names.
Collectively, the blogs of the world represent a little less “high and mighty” and more of an approachable view of wines they’ve tasted. In fact, they often rebuke “the establishment” of wine. More approachable wine discussions are good for everyone. Wine Blogs of the world make good reading and more often then not they find some smaller winery wines that may get overlooked elsewhere. Enjoy the Wine Life!
Continue reading “Juice Round-up – Wine Reviews”
From Wine X magazine:
“There was nothing wrong with your computer screen.
It just had red wine all over it.”
Hey, if you can’t laugh at yourself…
The “VinChilla” has a catchy name and for $99 you get a gadget you can plug in to cool you’re wine in less than 4 minutes (from room temperature)… Or, stick them in the Freezer for 10 minutes and use the $100 for a few nice bottles of wine. But I split hairs…
I am finding there is definitely a class of wine gadgets that really is for the person who has too much stuff…this is definitely one of them.
Here’s an interesting gadget – The Cork Fish. Interesting because there have been a couple of times where a cork breaks and the only recourse is to push it into the bottle. Problem with that – cork chunks in the wine the rest of dinner.
This gadget proposes to solve that.
Continue reading “Go Fish – No more cork fragments”
(FYI…I took that title from the TV Commerical for beer with the two british scientists…its not totally random)
Our wine review for Wine Blogging Wednesday #5 – Wacky Names – is a cheeky merlot with a catchy name “Fat Bastard” Merlot 2003. The label points out that it’s “named after the British expression describing a particularly rich and full wine.” For $8.99 a bottle it was perfect for tasting for the WBW#5.
Continue reading ““Fat Bastard Merlot”…Brilliant!”
WineWeb is an interesting site that provides a service for wineries to sell online by being the wine e-commerce outsourcing spot for wineries. So smaller wineries can have a storefront without much effort. We discovered this site while exploring what wine business ideas could make money. We came up with this exact idea and, while researching the concept, found these guys already did it…no biggie, just back to the drawing board on that.
Anyway, this site seems to be humming along and that gives it a bunch of information in its database which is useful for the average consumer.
Continue reading “Wineries Ahoy! – WineWeb brings it together”
Vivi’s is dedicated to putting an approachable, human face on wine lifestyle. One that lets the new
generation of wine drinkers know that wine isn’t all sniffing incredibly subtle aromas and memorizing obscure regions of a tiny European country. To that end we wanted to bring some attention to a friendly little place on the Internet that we discovered that allows people to speak openly about wine that specifically states “No Wine Snobs allowed” – WineTalk.com.
Registration is free and the conversation is friendly and helpful. The last suggestion the gave to us? A great tip on a Spanish red to try with our beloved steak dinner.
If you have time we highly recommend a visit. Good tool to help you Enjoy the Wine Life!
Each week we’ll post the wine tasting notes that we’ve read.
Collectively, the blogs of the world represent a little less “high and mighty” and more of an approachable view of wines they’ve tasted. In fact, they often rebuke “the establishment” of wine. More approachable wine discussions is good for everyone. Wine Blogs of the world make good reading and more often then not they find some smaller winery wines that may get overlooked elsewhere. Enjoy the Wine Life!
This week’s wine review round-up:
2001 L’Aventure “Optimus” Red Blend, Paso Robles, California [Vinography]
2001 Domaine De La Verde, Vacqueyras (Rhone), France [Vinography]
2001 Quivira Syrah Dry Creek Vineyards; Sonoma $18 [VineSugar]
Lalla Gully Riesling, 2003, Tasmania, Australia [Spittoon.biz]
Winecology: Tsunami Fundraiser Tasting [The Wine Cellar]
Humanitas 2001 Edna Valley Chardonnay and 2003 Monterey County Merlot [LENNDEVOURS]
You Say TomaYto…I Say TomaHto [LENNDEVOURS]
Spencer Roloson 2002 Syrah, La Herradura Vineyard, Napa Valley [LENNDEVOURS]
The Heritage of Meritage [basicJuice]