Category «Random Thoughts & Wine»

Five Things The 2014 Rubino Estates Primitivo Has In Common With My 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

1. They’re Both Red: The 2014 Rubino Estates Primitivo is red. So is my car. One might end it at that, but the color of wine is not considered an objective quality. The Complete Wine Color Chart shows the 36 unique color states of red, white, and rosé wines, which are organized by hue and intensity. …

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

I recently discovered that I have been stricken with a strange affliction: I suddenly can’t dance. I’m not saying I was the Second Coming of Michael Jackson or Fred Astaire to begin with, but I had my moves, executed them well, and could mostly avoid snark and condemnation at weddings and clubs. But that has all gone away.

Five Amazing Hacks For That Crappy Wine You Just Bought

Look, it happens to all of us: you find this wine for under ten bucks that looks like it may be a killer bargain, and when you pop that cork you discover you just made an investment in grape-flavored ass juice. No judgment here. Trader Joes’ wine section doesn’t come with a warning sign above …

The Four Annoying Quirks That Probably Make Me A Wine Snob

I’m one of those who subscribe to the notion that it’s not a good thing to be a wine snob, or to be a snob about anything, really. In our post-Can’t We All Just Get Along world, snobbery has grown from harmless, amusing affectations to character flaws that separate us by class and political affiliation. …

The Top Three Christmas Songs Ever (And The Wines That Pair With Them)

I love Christmas carols. In fact, I’m listening to some right now. Sure, Easter has Here Comes Peter Cottontail and Thanksgiving has Hey, Let’s Go Shoot Some Turkeys, but no other holiday has its own entire genre of music, which makes Christmas pretty special. As a songwriter, I have come to respect a handful of …

Schrodinger’s Chardonnay, Part II

I have to apologize that it has been exactly four years between Schrödinger’s Chardonnay, Part I, and this sequel. Insert many lame reasons for this fact right here. That said, it doesn’t come close to the longest gap between movie sequels, a record held by Bambi and Bambi II at sixty-three years. For those of …

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