“Sideways” comes to Yahoo! Maps

I’m a fan of the movie.  Whatever flack that may bring me from hard-core vinofiles or even my poker buddies I’m not afraid to admit it.  Kelly and I had been to the central coast a couple of times before the movie and actually hit some of the same places (which made me more of a fan to see it in the picture).  For those who are interested, Andrew over at Spittoon found a link to Yahoo! Maps that identifies all of the Sideways points of interest.

Enjoy the Wine Life!

Wine Blogging Wednesday #12 announced: Think Global, Drink Local…

The premier virtual Wine Tasting event turns 1 year old next month and its creator, Lenn of LENNDEVOURS, is back as the host.

Just to review, Wine Blogging Wednesday is the Internet’s premier monthly Virtual Wine Tasting event.  The host blog picks a theme for the wines and bloggers post their tastings on their sites and let the host know who, in turn, posts the summary on their site.  Its open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike.  For any non-blogger, you can either e-mail your tasting directly to the host or go ahead and post a comment here and I’ll post it with Vivi’s entry to the wine tasting event.

Lenn’s theme is Drink Local. Real Local.

This time around…there’s only one rule: Drink a wine from the winery nearest to your apartment/house/shack/bungalow/flat/tent. Wine is being made in every state and just about every country so it’s time that the “eat local” movement be extended to vino for WBW.

So, figure out what winery is closest to you, pick up some wine and join us August 10th.

So there you have it.  August 10th submit your comment to this blog post or send it in to Lenn.

Enjoy the Wine Life!

Learn Aussie Wines…

We’re big fans of Aussie wines and how they’ve been able to transform their wine industry over the last couple of decades into one of the hottest wine regions in the world.  A couple of the best sites to learn about Aussie wines are Aussie Wine Walkabout and, to get information straight from the horse’s mouth, our favorite wine life forum about Aussie wines is Australian Wine Center forum.  Both sites have alot of information and recommendations to help expand your wine experiences.

Enjoy the Wine Life!

Wine, Dinner, and the sex of our baby…

Some experiences are only enhanced by wine, not made by wine.  But thats the beauty and the essence of The Wine Life – its not a pissing contest to see who can recite the appellation of areas that no one cares about but special experiences that you can associate with wine that will forever marry a wine with an image, thought, and feeling.  Kelly and I had that this past weekend.

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Red Wine Micronutrient Users Group Forms…?

Resveratrol Users Group Forms On The Internet To Talk Wine

OK, now this is odd.  I am actually a huge health nut ever since the day I found out how high my cholesterol was about a year ago.  After researching I decided to do the very California thing (seeing as how I’m from NY) and I went to the Tempus Clinic, a place that specialized in metabolism and metabolic health.  Long story short, through personal trainers, nutrionists, and one of the smartest doctors I’ve ever met I learned more than a normal person should learn about metabolism, micro-nutrients, polyphenols, whole real foods, and on and on.  The other thing I learned was Red Wine has a good micro-nutrient in it called Resveratrol (and actually Cocoa has it too) and that I could maintain optimal health while chugging red wine (ok, not chugging.  but drinking in moderation – a glass a night on average).

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