Vino Va-va-voom!

Veni. Vidi. Vici. Vino. Let’s conquer wine. Why are we passionate about wine? Let’s count all the ways: (and discuss our favorites, below)

  1. It gets better with age. Fine wines and aged cheddars, etc.
  2. Wine o’clock –it gives everyone permission to stop and relax.
  3. Tapas were invented because the Spaniards allegedly wanted to keep flies out of their wine glasses; hence, tapas were the small plates that they set on top of their goblets. Brilliance!
  4. Antioxidants. Flavanoids. Retinol….and …the buzz. 🙂
  5. Wine tasting parties. Another good excuse to get together.
  6. Perfect gifts for hosts, housewarmings and holidays. Triple H!
  7. Napa Valley and Sonoma. Wineries. Vineyards.
  8. Wine Spectator magazine is beautiful. You will become more interested in wine when you read it.
  9. The wine bottle labels. Admit it—you sometimes choose the bottle based on the pizzazz of the labels.
  10. You paint better at Pinot’s Palette because the wine loosens you up.
  11. Those cute little wine fridges. Or the shelves in your basement that you can call your wine cellar.IMG_7049

Here are a few of my favorite wines:

  • Earthquake Red Zinfandel
  • Predator
  • St. Supery
  • Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pascual Toso Malbec
  • Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Coppola Claret
  • everything  Coppola
  • Saldo
  • Caymus


Greek wine

Sangria –wine with a twist….requires its own blog. (on link below).

Sangria! Salud!

photos by Gina

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