The weekend reader wraps up the week’s best blog posts and news stories and suggests relevant articles and stories for coming events.
DrinkNectar – “The Dude’s Guide to Wine” – Guys, Valentine’s day is almost upon us, and chances are you haven’t finished planning. Wine can be an intimidating subject, especially when you’re trying to impress your date. This classic, steamy series combines wine sensibility with sex appeal to educate men on shopping for and tasting wine as well as ordering it in a restaurant.
Part 1: three reasons guys should know wine (rated PG)
Part 2: wine basics, characteristics of grapes (rated PG-13)
Part 3: tasting wines (rated R)
Part 4: ordering and buying wine (rated R)
Vintuba – “Puttin’ the dubya back in wine! Texas style, y’all…” – A guest post on Vintuba by Ben Simons of Vinotology, this story gives an incredibly informative insider perspective on the issues facing wine-makers in Texas.
Drinks Are On Me – “Drinking Alone on Valentine’s Day” An article by Dale Cruse countering the couple-centric wine posts on Valentine’s Day celebrations. Why not enjoy yourself regardless of whether or not you have someone for this corporate holiday?
And in case you need a laugh…
Notes from the Cellar – “Oh, For The Love of Bacchus…” Steve Paulo at Notes from the Cellar takes one for the team when he samples boxed wine from a big-box store. Thanks for that, Steve!
All these articles pair well with domestic, non-vintage, fortified, boxed sparkling wine, available at Costco for $7.99 a gallon. Happy reading, everyone!