I just want everyone to know that I’m on Instagram now! I’ve been so slow about expanding to other social media, but this is fun and easy! I love just being able to take a picture of whatever wine I’m drinking and upload it. Follow me so I can see what you’re drinking, too!
#whatisthishashtagthing #ohlooksomewine #picturesofgrapes
Happy Weekend! I just finished my weekend, so it’s back to work for me, but to keep you entertained, here are some things I found online this week.
30 Drinks Every Bartender Should Know
Everyone knows I love a good sidecar, but this recipe makes me want to start making Whiskey Sours!
Or Lavender Bellinis!
We’ve been talking about dry vs sweet wines, so here’s a nice visual representation of wine types.
And here is a Wine Varietal Cheat Sheet.
Last, but not least: The Best Booze Under $20. Stock up your bars!
We’ve made it to another Friday! I’ve been working a lot lately, for several reasons. The most exciting: I’ve started a new job! I’m still working a few days a week at my old winery, but I’ve started working 4 days a week at a different winery. It’s odd in some ways, because this new winery is much, much smaller than the old one, and it’s a very different environment. I’m very excited to be working there, though, and I’m enjoying it a lot. The downside is that I’m working a lot, which means less time for my blog (and less time in general). I still have time to browse the internet, though, and this is what I found this week!
For those of you who are afraid of speaking in wineries because you might embarrass yourself, here is a Glossary of Wine Pronunciation!
The Truth About Wine Prices; an infographic about the costs of making the wine you drink.
The 86 Rules of Boozing
Because I’m a child in an adult body: Alcoholic Beverages Inspired By Harry Potter
BoozeBuddy, helping you find drinks to fit the random ingredients in your liquor cabinet
For all you artisanal cocktail fiends, here are 5 Creative Takes on the Ice Cube.
And for those of us who enjoy a little bubbly now and again, Champagne History and Serving Instructions.
Have a good weekend!
This blog post really hit home with me this week. Usually my browsing-the-internet mental energy is level 3, but starting my own blog has rocketed it up to a level 1. It’s fun and rewarding, but a very different way of engaging with the internet.
Other things I’ve found online this week:
More reasons why red wine is good for you! Wine Spectator reports that studies suggest red wine helps with digestion. Also, that this is why the French are so thin. I was hoping it was the blue cheese.
I am not crafty, but I have a lot of extra corks laying around. If I were better at DIY projects, I would make everything from this blog post. Especially the wine cork bathmat; that would spiff up my bathroom for sure!
Or I would make this, all the corks are from “wine consumed humanely in California”. Actually, I think I will never have enough DIY talent to make one of these. I should probably just buy one.
Okay, we’re on a roll with reusing corks, so here is a list of Eleven Ways to Reuse and Recycle Wine Corks.
If you spill wine the way I do (which is all the time, on everything), here is a guide to removing wine stains.
Aaaand finally, if you are sick of wine (impossible!), here is a cool infographic of 30 shot recipes.
I’ve finished my first week of blogging! It takes a lot of work and editing for comma errors and worrying that it’s not good enough to put online for real people to really read. I found this helpful while getting started!
In other internet news, this is some stuff I’ve found this week!
For those of us with patience, but no money, aging cheap wine is the way to go!
I really like making cocktails, and my attempt at a ginger-peach rum punch fell a little flat. Next time, I’ll just make these delicious looking Winter Sun cocktails! Or these Lavender Vodka Tonics!
Don’t be that guest who shows up empty-handed; bring a hostess gift. It’s classy and your friends will love you.
Augghh I love bread, and this recipe is SO EASY.
We’ll talk about wine and food pairing eventually in this blog- for now, here is a handy chart.
Go drink some wine this weekend!