All Things Wine And Being A Snob


I am no wine expert. Nor do I judge the price of a bottle as to how good it may or may not be. I’ve tasted expensive wines that I didn’t care for, and wines with tags as little as $7.99 which I thought were amazing. I don’t believe that price makes a wine good or bad. I think it's all relative to the drinkers individual palate.

However, I personally have certain things that are no-no's when it comes to drinking wine.

First, allow me to share that I primarily enjoy wine because of the ritual. I enjoy selecting a wine; pouring a glass; smelling it; then taking my first sip. I don’t think I’m a wine snob, but there is an immense pleasure I receive from the ceremony; savoring it. I don’t just drink wine for the buzz. Although I will admit, the buzz is quite nice.

My No-No’s

  • I won’t drink wine from a BOX. I apologize if any of you are boxed wine drinkers and enjoy it, but the one and only time I had a glass of wine from a box, it tasted like a rubber GARDEN HOSE. Perhaps it was psychological, but the whole idea of pouring wine from a cardboard box with a plastic bladder and nozzle makes me feel like I’m at a freakin' frat party in the movie, “ANIMAL HOUSE.”
Nope, no boxed wine for me.

  • I won’t purchase wine with a twist-off cap. I want a wine bottle with a cork in it. Again, perhaps it’s psychological, but it feels sacrilegious to twist off a cap from something so sacred as wine. I enjoy removing the seal and cork from a bottle by using a corkscrew. Amen.
  • I like to drink wine from a glass with a stem. I can’t drink it from a juice or water glass, or god forbid...a paper Dixie Cup. I need the stem because I like holding a glass of wine that way.

Wait a minute. On second thought, I do sound like a wine snob, don’t I?

Oh well…I guess I am.

Anyway. I wanted to share some things I found online pertaining to all things wine.

Please enjoy...

This is the type of corkscrew I use. I believe it's called "a waiter's corkscrew."




My favorite style of glass to drink wine.

Below are some other glasses I found interesting...

Festive!


GORGEOUS!


HA! Perfect for drinking wine at a sporting event. And at least they have a stem.

Here are some wine bottles cleverly used as light fixtures...


How fierce are these?


LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!


I could so see these lights in a wine bar!

Here are some great ways to make use of wine corks...


Wine Cork Wreath


Wine Cork Candle Holder


And imagine sitting in this while sipping a glass of vino!

I leave you with some wine humor...


Have a winetastic weekend everyone!
X

55 comments

  1. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comFebruary 06, 2015

    I don't like boxed wine either. I much prefer a red wine - and a bottle with cork - but these days it's hard to find corked wines. I dogsat for a friend and she gave us two very decent red wines (with screw tops).

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  2. Yeah, nobody likes to go to a restaurant, order a bottle of wine, and then have the waiter return just to unscrew it! However, there is a science behind the screw top use (prevents oxygen from entering and also prevents the musty cork issue) so I'm learning to live with its increased use by more and more wineries.

    I don't mind the new wine tumblers for reds, as your hand can slightly warm it up and bring out more aroma. But definitely need the stems for white!

    I can be very picky about my wines and I always ask what brand the house wine is before ordering it at happy hour!!! I've visited at least 50 wineries in the last decade, so I'm probably a bit of a snob myself.

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  3. Haha this was such a fun post! I will admit that wine is not my strong suit. I am more of a beer girl. But Shark Tank does having me eyeing one boxed wine. I wonder if it is still something that you wouldnt like? Here it is:

    http://www.beatboxbeverages.com/



    I think it is all the colors that has me interested. Plus the sharks said they taste amazing and the Sharks really give harsh truth so...I dunno could this be the exception to your boxed wine rule?

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  4. I do like corked wine bottles and have a selection of openers, one gadget so complicated it defies the human brain. There's no need to worry though since corked bottles seem to have gone out of fashion. It was interesting to read the comment by Bijoux about the theory behind screw tops. As for boxed wines, I wouldn't touch one with a barge-pole. I was given a box of wine once and hated it. The contents didn't even taste like wine.


    I'm thinking of changing to red wine, which I don't like.... people tell me it's better for me than white. I wonder if I will ever get used to it.

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  5. Those all sound perfectly reasonable! Sign up to the wine snob list, please! Cork, check! No box, check! And if you can add, it has to be Malbec. Thankyouverymuch. Oh, and I don't mind the glass so much. I've been known to drink from a tumbler. Ooops! Happy Weekend, Ron!

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  6. Hey, buddy, you really uncorked a great post!


    I, too, will not drink wine from a carton and I truly prefer drinking my wine with a glass with a stem.


    Of course, I'll drink it clean out of the bottle if I have to, but I'd rather get my buzz in a more refined manner. Love those photos, particularly all those cork shots! That cork chair was incredible. If I sat in that thing, I don't think I'd ever get out!


    Have bubbly weekend, buddy!

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  7. I refuse box wine as well. Like you, I never bought wine with a screw top; that is until my favorite gourmet wine store explained it to me. Screw tops are for wine that has reached perfection and does not want to continue aging; even knowing that I'm still funny about screw top bottles...I have to test it at a tasting first, ha! By the way, I have no problem admitting to being somewhat of a wine snob...I say somewhat because I do like GOOD wine though I don't think the price tag always determines the quality.

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  8. That last cartoon is totally funny...

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  9. Ron, your thoughts about wine are just like mine. Lol. I cannot drink wine from a BOX. Although, I have a GF who loves it because it's cheaper and can get more for the money. Whenever I go to her apartment for dinner, I bring my own bottle of wine because I refuse to drink hers. I feel the same way about a twist off cap, I want a cork. I save all my corks and place them in a big glass bowl. I love the idea of making them into a cork wreath!

    Beautiful selection of wine glasses you shared. The second ones are Gorgeous! I like a glass with a stem as well. Drinking wine is all about the presentation. And I love those wine bottles made into wall lights.

    Hilarious cartoon!


    Have a winetastic weekend, Ronx

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  10. I'm a Chilean chardonnay or pinot grigio man myself

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  11. Ron, you sound a lot like my husband when it comes to wine. I definitely think he's a snob, but then again he's also Italian. He's also very particular about his food.I could never see him (or me) drinking boxed wine. I would just rather not drink it. I've drank wines with a screw-top before and was surprised by how good it was.


    Love the cartoon. It made me LOL!


    Have a great weekend, Ron. It's supposed to warm up a bit.

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  12. " but the whole idea of pouring wine from a cardboard box with a plastic bladder and nozzle makes me feel like I’m at a freakin' frat party in the movie, “ANIMAL HOUSE.” Ron, when I was in college that's exactly what we drankat our parties. It was cheap and it got us drunk LOL! But I haven't had boxed wine since then. My taste in wine as I've gotten older has changed and I would say I'm a bit of a snob. I have had great tasting wine from a twist-off cap bottle.


    That wine humor cartoon is HILARIOUS!


    Fun post, dude. Cheers!

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  13. Hell there Fiona!

    " I dogsat for a friend and she gave us two very decent red wines (with screw tops)."



    Yes, that's what I've heard from many people. And I've seen wine bottles in the store that looked like very interesting wines, but wouldn't purchase them because of the screw-off cap - HA! I wonder if someone poured me a glass from a screw-off cap and I didn't know it, couldn't even tell the difference?!?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super weekend!


    x

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  14. "However, there is a science behind the screw top use (prevents oxygen from entering and also prevents the musty cork issue) so I'm learning to live with its increased use by more and more wineries."

    Ummm...now that's very interesting because I didn't know that.

    "I don't mind the new wine tumblers for reds, as your hand can slightly warm it up and bring out more aroma. But definitely need the stems for white!"

    Yes, and as you know, I only drink red wine. I will sometimes even hold the glass by the base to warm it up if it's been kept in my fridge. But once it's warmed though, I like to hold it from the stem.

    "I've visited at least 50 wineries in the last decade..."



    I LOVED your posts on your blog about the different wineries you and your husband visited. Can't you believe for as much as I love wine, I've never been to winery!?!


    Have a super weekend, my friend. And thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  15. "But Shark Tank does having me eyeing one boxed wine. I wonder if it is still something that you wouldnt like? Here it is:..."

    Thanks so much for sharing the link, Shae! And yes, I really like the whole packaging of the wines - the design and colors.

    "I dunno could this be the exception to your boxed wine rule?"


    Who knows? MAYBE!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastic weekend!


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  16. Hello there Valerie!


    ''one gadget so complicated it defies the human brain." HA! I agree, there are so many different kinds of corkscrews, it's mind-boggling. That why I use a very simple one.

    "There's no need to worry though since corked bottles seem to have gone out of fashion. It was interesting to read the comment by Bijoux about the theory behind screw tops."

    YES! I thought it was extremely interesting because I had never heard that.



    As you know, I only drink red wine. I tried white before but it makes me extremely tipsy very fast. I wonder if it's the sugar?



    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely weekend!
    X to you and Joe

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  17. Hey there ANGELIA!!!!

    " Sign up to the wine snob list, please! Cork, check! No box, check! And if you can add, it has to be Malbec. Thankyouverymuch...."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! I had a feeling you and I were the same when it came to our wines. And speaking of Malbac, I have got to try that soon because people have told me it's a great-tasting wine!

    "Oh, and I don't mind the glass so much. I've been known to drink from a tumbler. Ooops!"



    That's okay, two out of three ain't bad - HA!


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Happy weekend!
    X

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  18. "I, too, will not drink wine from a carton and I truly prefer drinking my wine with a glass with a stem."

    Amen, Rob! Wine snobs UNITE!!!

    "Of course, I'll drink it clean out of the bottle if I have to, but I'd rather get my buzz in a more refined manner." Meeeee too! I love the whole ritual of drinking wine.

    "That cork chair was incredible. If I sat in that thing, I don't think I'd ever get out!"



    Isn't that chair faaaaabulous? And for being made of corks, it's looks so comfy!


    Have a fantabulous weekend, buddy. And thanks so much for stopping by!
    X

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  19. "Like you, I never bought wine with a screw top; that is until my favorite gourmet wine store explained it to me. Screw tops are for wine that has reached perfection and does not want to continue aging; even knowing that I'm still funny about screw top bottles...I have to test it at a tasting first, ha!"

    Wow, Suzi....that is so interesting, I had no idea. I thought wine bottles with screw tops were just a way of being cheap and not using a cork!?!

    "By the way, I have no problem admitting to being somewhat of a wine snob...I say somewhat because I do like GOOD wine though I don't think the price tag always determines the quality."


    Amen, my friend! AMEN! Somewhat Wine snobs UNITE - HA!


    Have a super weekend!

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  20. Grace, I thought the same thing! When I saw it online, I CRACKED UP LAUGHING! Very clever play on words.


    Have a super weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!!
    X

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  21. Hey Ron! I know what I'm about to say will make wine connoisseurs shudder, but when I drink wine, I like it cold and in a glass full of ice. Almost always white.

    I REALLY like the lamps made from wine bottles, the middle one (with flames) are awesome. The glasses that I really don't like are "standard" wine glasses, that come without a stem.

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  22. Hola Denise!

    "Whenever I go to her apartment for dinner, I bring my own bottle of wine because I refuse to drink hers."

    HA! I would do the same thing. I've gotta have wine from a bottle.

    ". I save all my corks and place them in a big glass bowl. I love the idea of making them into a cork wreath!"

    Isn' the wreath cool? I used keep my wine corks in a glass bowl as well. Then one day I just threw them out. But I should have saved them to make a wreath. I also like the cork candle holders.

    "Drinking wine is all about the presentation."



    I agree! The ritual and presentation. That's what makes wine so special.


    I LAUGHED my butt off when I first saw that cartoon. What a clever play on words.


    Have a faaaaaaaantasitic weekend, girl. And thanks so much for stopping by!


    X

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  23. Hiya Dale!


    I don't drink white wine, but I've had Chilean reds and they were FAB-U-LOUS!


    It's really something how wine from different countries all over the world taste different because of how the grapes were grown.


    God, I love wine!


    Have a super weekend, buddy. And thanks for stopping by!
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  24. Hello there Elaine!

    "I definitely think he's a snob, but then again he's also Italian. He's also very particular about his food."

    HA! Yes, that's an Italian! My whole family (both sides) were very picky about tasting each others food and being somewhat critical, especially my father's mother. OMG!

    "I've drank wines with a screw-top before and was surprised by how good it was."



    I know, that's what so many other people have said, it was GOOD :)


    I found that cartoon last minute before I post this. It mad me LOL too! Very clever play on words!


    Have a super weekend, my friend. Yup..I've heard is supposed to get into the high 40's and even the 50's this weekend.


    Thanks for stopping by!
    X

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  25. Ooh, Ron, I have a very rare disagreement with you. First, although I vastly prefer corked wines, there are apparently compelling reasons to use twist off caps on some. (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/02/259128689/cork-versus-screw-cap-dont-judge-a-wine-by-how-its-sealed) I noticed in Tasmania it was almost impossible to find wines withOUT caps. I have a waiter's corkscrew also, and it's the only kind I like to use. While nothing beats that moment when you pull the cork out, I wouldn't turn down good wine just because it has a twist-off cap. Also, I have some stemless wineglasses I love - they are engraved with the logo of a winery that shares my family's name. But I'd sure take those glasses with the trees on them - they're gorgeous. All those wine bottle lihts are beautiful, too.

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  26. Hiya Matt!

    "Ron, when I was in college that's exactly what we drankat our parties. It was cheap and it got us drunk LOL! But I haven't had boxed wine since then. "

    Yes, I can so see boxed wine in college, for sure. But OMG...the one time I drank it, it tasted VERY weird. Almost synthetic.

    " I have had great tasting wine from a twist-off cap bottle."


    So many people here have mentioned that. Perhaps I need to at least try a twist-off cap once!


    When I spotted that cartoon online, it took me a second to catch the humor. HYSTERICAL!


    Have a most excellent weekend, bud. And thanks for stopping by!
    X

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  27. "I know what I'm about to say will make wine connoisseurs shudder, but when I drink wine, I like it cold and in a glass full of ice. Almost always white."

    OMG, Pat, I used to work an Italian girl from South Philly who drinks her wine the same way. She likes it cold and uses ICE during the hot summer months.

    Oh well, that's the thing about wine that's really cool, everyone has different tastes and enjoys drinking it in their own way. I've drank cold red wine myself, not iced, but right out of the fridge.

    "the middle one (with flames) are awesome."



    Isn't that awesome? I want to figure out how they made those because I would like to try it myself.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Pat! Have a fantabulous weekend!


    X

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  28. " First, although I vastly prefer corked wines, there are apparently compelling reasons to use twist off caps on some. I noticed in Tasmania it was almost impossible to find wines withOUT caps."

    Both you and Bijoux share almost the same article link on twist-off caps versus corks. I should probably try one someday, just for the hell of it. Like I shared, I think with me it's psychological

    "I have a waiter's corkscrew also, and it's the only kind I like to use. While nothing beats that moment when you pull the cork out..."

    You said it! I used to work for Williams-Sonoma and they sold these fancy corkscrews of $125.00!!! However, I like a simpler corkscrew.

    "But I'd sure take those glasses with the trees on them - they're gorgeous."



    Aren't they GORGEOUS? They're like a work of etched art!


    Have a fantastic weekend, my friend. And thanks a bunch for stopping by!
    X

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  29. Ron, those hanging lights are fierce! And so are the ones attached to the wall (with the flames). And I wouldn't mind having a set of those tree branch glasses either.


    I with you, I will NOT drink wine from a box. At all. I have had wines with a twist-off cap and really enjoyed them. Like you through, I was hesitant to try it because I though it would make a difference in the way the wine tasted. But it didn't, it tasted like corked wine!


    The cartoon of cab drivers is so funny, Ron! Hysterical funny!

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  30. Robert, I saw those lights online when I Googled "Wine Bottle Lights" Aren't they fierce? I love the copper wires over the bottles. Very rustic!

    "I have had wines with a twist-off cap and really enjoyed them. Like you through, I was hesitant to try it because I though it would make a difference in the way the wine tasted. But it didn't, it tasted like corked wine!"



    Other people have said the same thing. Perhaps one day I shall try a wine with a screw-cap, just to see if I'm wrong.


    I thought the same thing about the cartoon! I love the bottle of Merlot trying to get a cab!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a most faaaabulous weekend!
    X

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  31. As you know Ron we love red wine, always in a stemmed glass preferably crystal - somehow it tastes better in crystal. Boxed wine no, screw cap bottle I don't mind at all. Price - I agree it doesn't have to be expensive to be good. Xx

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  32. Wines from Spain, especially reds, are usually very good and super cheap. My latest everyday fave is Terrenal Cab. $3.99 at Trader Joe's. Current everyday fave white is a Sauvignon Blanc from Chili. Wish I could recall the name. But also $3.99 from TJs. Fave Viognier that you won't find outside Santa Barbara County is Calzada Ridge. Grown on one acre, they only produce about 50 cases a year @$22/bottle and are neighbors and friends. I live on a ranch where the owner has Highland Oak Vineyard and produces the loveliest Syrah/Grenache blend ever. About 150 cases a year at about $25 a bottle, but you're also unlikely to find it out of the area. Love the cork chair. :)

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  33. Hey there Pearl!

    Yes, I know you're strictly a RED wine drinker like me :) For some reason, I can't drink white because it affects me negatively.

    " always in a stemmed glass preferably crystal - somehow it tastes better in crystal."

    Amen!

    " screw cap bottle I don't mind at all."

    After reading many comments here about screw cap bottles, I may have to try one because everyone has said they taste great.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, m'dear! Have a great rest of your weekend!
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  34. ". My latest everyday fave is Terrenal Cab. $3.99 at Trader Joe's. Current everyday fave white is a Sauvignon Blanc from Chili. Wish I could recall the name. But also $3.99 from TJs"

    Oh Jayne, I WISH the Trader Joe's here in Philly sold wine because those prices are AMAZING! But alas, PA only sells alcohol in wine and spirits stores. When I lived in Florida, you could purchase wine ANYWHERE - grocery stores, drug stores; even convenient stores.

    "About 150 cases a year at about $25 a bottle, but you're also unlikely to find it out of the area.



    OMG, and I bet the wine is faaaaabulous too! Being from CA, I'm sure you access to some incredible wines. CA are my favorite wines, but I also like wines from Australia and Chili.


    Isn't the cork chair awesome?


    Have a super weekend, my friend. And thanks so much for stopping by!
    X

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  35. Ron, one of the brands I've tried with a twist off cap is Cupcake. It's very good!

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  36. Hi Matt! Yes, I have seen the brand Cupcake in the wine store I shop and have wanted to try it. In fact, someone I work with drinks that brand and said it's great. That's for the recommendation, buddy!

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  37. "Follow that Cab! That's a Merlot." Hilarious! I don't know where to start?! I suppose with the wine would be only right. I always try something new & make a note it if I'd like to return to it. Ron, you shouId only see the list I've got!
    Enjoy the adventure and the ritual! I have the two-armed corkscrew as I've nearly dropped a couple of bottles with the "waiter's?" corkscrew or couldn't get the cork out or got blisters. Lol. But remember the scene in the Godfather where Michael meets Sollozzo at the Italian restaurant in Brooklyn? Have noted in the past the waiter using the corkscrew.
    Fabulous crystal! And amazing lighting fixtures. I could see one of them in my office. And that cork chair is to die for! All it needs is a massage thingy! :)) When I think of it, I could probably have made an entire dining room set! ;))
    Thoroughly enjoyable, Ron! :))

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  38. Ron, I've only had whites in Cupcake and know you only drink reds, so I don't know if their reds are available in screw caps. But check them out because it's a good brand.

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  39. Will do, Matt! Can't wait to check it out :)

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  40. I'm not much of a wine drinker, Ron, but your style and ceremony are definitely things I can appreciate!

    Drinking wine from a cardboard box sounds gross (sorry, but that's my opinion!). And using a Dixie cup or a fruit juice glass is equally tacky. If one is going to drink, one should do so with CLASS, don't you think??

    Hope your weekend was spectacular, dear!

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  41. Oh wow... I WANT those "festive" glasses... WOW!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love wine... love red... white... but my FAVORITE is white wine that tastes super oakey from the barrel. The more oak the better... it is hard to find!

    I have definitely used a box... Price Club had those along time ago. I would buy one and we started calling it, "The Happy Box." I haven't had one in ages!

    From what I understand, the wine with the caps can be better, right? Mom read some article about that. But I love a good wine with a good cork. I used to use the kind of opener that has the prong on either side. BUT... it broke and I just got an old fashioned bottle opener at the thrift store.. I had never seen one like it.. and it works GREAT!!!!

    A friend of Mom's got one of those wine aerator things for her. I really don't taste the difference but it sure is fun to use. :)

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  42. " but your style and ceremony are definitely things I can appreciate!"

    Yes, Debbie, and that's what I sooooooooo appreciate and enjoy about drinking wine - the ceremony! To me, drinking wine is something I want to savory and take my time with.

    " If one is going to drink, one should do so with CLASS, don't you think??"

    Absolutely!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope your weekend was spectacular as well!

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  43. "Oh wow... I WANT those "festive" glasses... WOW!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Aren't they GORGEOUS! They look like a wine glass you would drink from during the Christmas holidays!

    " but my FAVORITE is white wine that tastes super oakey from the barrel. The more oak the better... it is hard to find!"

    If I did drink white wine, I think that's the kind I would want - something oakey and not overly sweet. But most of the whites I've tried were too sweet for me.

    "From what I understand, the wine with the caps can be better, right? Mom read some article about that."

    Yes, you're right, apparently they are because many others who have commented mentioned the same thing. I need to read up a bit more on that and try one with a cap, just to see.

    "A friend of Mom's got one of those wine aerator things for her. I really don't taste the difference but it sure is fun to use. :)"



    When I worked at Williams- Sonoma, the store I worked in carried those. Supposedly they aerate the wine so that you really smell and taste the favors. But man, we they ever expensive!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you had a super weekend!


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  44. Mark PetruskaFebruary 09, 2015

    Hate to burst your bubble my friend, but you ARE a wine snob.


    That's okay. Embrace it! I'm a food snob, and will happily admit that.


    I bought my mom, who is a big wine aficionado, boxed wine from Target one year for Christmas. I meant it as a joke, but damn if that wine wasn't really good. We all enjoyed it. Just goes to show that price sometimes doesn't matter. I also prefer wine with a twist cap, just because it's so much easier to open. Plus, corks can spoil. But I will admit, telling somebody to "put a screw cap in it" does not have the same ring as telling that person to "put a cork in it."

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  45. "Hate to burst your bubble my friend, but you ARE a wine snob."

    HA! Yes, I am. I absolutely AM!

    " boxed wine from Target one year for Christmas. I meant it as a joke, but damn if that wine wasn't really good. We all enjoyed it. Just goes to show that price sometimes doesn't matter."

    I TOTALLY agree about the price, but NO boxed wine for me. Nope :)

    "But I will admit, telling somebody to "put a screw cap in it" does not have the same ring as telling that person to "put a cork in it.""

    Mark, it's so funny you said that because I was going to say something like that about the cork chair photo!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a AWESOME week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  46. Sorry but I have never been able to develop a taste for wine. I will drink a sweet bubbly wine/champagne for a toast (one small sip) but I don't drink at all so that's my limit. I never liked the taste of red wine (or blue cheese) or brandy - it's just not to my taste. Love some of those wine bottle lights though! Like you, I think they would be perfect in a wine bar!

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  47. Helloooooooo Benze!

    Yes, and I can totally understand that because it wasn't until I was in my 50's did I develop a taste for wine. Up until that point I couldn't stand the taste. And I can't drink any other type of alcohol, only wine.

    "Love some of those wine bottle lights though! Like you, I think they would be perfect in a wine bar!"

    Aren't they faaaaaaaabulous?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantastic week!

    (((((((((( You )))))))))
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  48. You may, one day, have to start drinking wine with a screw cap, because I'm told there is a world cork shortage! Many good wine producers have already switched to plastic 'corks' and I hate those, but in fact I don't mind a metal twist-off cap. It makes no difference to the taste .. though I have to say that deep in my brain is the nostalgic memory of sherry and whiskey bottles being undone at Christmas and they all had corks - with plastic (or bakelite?) tops, it's true - but corks nonetheless. They made such a delicious wet squeak when you un-popped them!

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  49. " Many good wine producers have already switched to plastic 'corks' and I hate those..."

    OMG, me too, Jay! Because the plastic ones don't fit back into the bottle the way a REAL cork does - they seem to expand too much, once opened.

    " but corks nonetheless. They made such a delicious wet squeak when you un-popped them!"



    Yes, and that's it. I LOVE that ritual of a real cork!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a fantastic week!

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  50. LOL! Love your photos and I agree with many of your requirements. I don't like box wine, but I suppose you could consider it an adult Capri Sun and be okay with it. :-) I typically don't drink wine from twist-off caps, but have been pleasantly surprised at times at some that are actually pretty decent. However, I AM willing to drink wine in anything that holds liquid!! love, Love, LOVE the wine glass selections and now have some recycling ideas on what to do with those corks and bottles that are piling up around the kitchen! Great whimsical post today. I needed the distraction.

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  51. Hey there Lisa!

    "I typically don't drink wine from twist-off caps, but have been pleasantly surprised at times at some that are actually pretty decent."

    Yes, so many people here have shared the same thing. So perhaps I need to try one.

    "Love, Love, LOVE the wine glass selections and now have some recycling ideas on what to do with those corks and bottles that are piling up around the kitchen!"

    Aren't they faaaaabulous? I need to start recycling my wine corks and doing some DIY projects!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. I've been thinking of you often and sending MUCH prayer and good vibes your way...

    ((((((((((((((((((( You )))))))))))))))))))

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  52. Another enjoyable post... as if there was any question that I'd have much good stuff to catch up on here.
    Boxed wine. Haha! I don't drink that variety, but my friend and her mother do. It might be all they buy. lol Whatever gets a buzz on.
    I actually have bought twist off bottles. Sure, I prefer a corked wine, but some brands aren't available anymore that way.
    Also, I like to use a nice wine glass but have occasionally used one of my little decorative Moroccan type glassware.


    I was telling you in another post way back that I liked Apothic 'Dark'. It was a limited release. Did you ever get to try that? Ron got me a case for my birthday knowing that it was eventually going to sell out. And last week.. he just bought the final 3 bottles the store we go to had. While there, he noticed Apothic had another one out called 'CRUSH' so he got me a bottle. It's pretty good, but I can't think about it toooo much because it was also a limited release blend.
    I posted that wine cork chair picture on FB a little while back. Love it!!
    It had a caption on it.... 'Not sure whether to go to an AA meeting ... or just sit down with a glass of wine and start working on the sofa' LOL!

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  53. Aw...thanks so much for catching up with my post, Mary. You're a sweetheart!

    "I actually have bought twist off bottles. Sure, I prefer a corked wine, but some brands aren't available anymore that way."

    So many people here have mentioned that they enjoyed twist off bottles, so perhaps I need to try one. However, BOXED wine is out of the question - HA!

    " was telling you in another post way back that I liked Apothic 'Dark'. It was a limited release. Did you ever get to try that?"

    Yes, I did and it was faaaaaaaaabulous! OMG...it was delicious! I have not tried the one called, CRUSH, but I'll look for it. Have you tried "Carnivor?" It's a cab and my latest craze. It's heavenly. Also, Menage a' trios has one called, "Midnight" and it's awesome!

    "I posted that wine cork chair picture on FB a little while back. Love it!! It had a caption on it.... 'Not sure whether to go to an AA meeting ... or just sit down with a glass of wine and start working on the sofa' LOL!"



    HAHAHA! OMG...how funny!


    Have a super weekend, my friend! Cheers!


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  54. I have not tried either Carnivor or Midnight. I will look for them! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  55. You're so welcome, Mary! And if you try them, I hope you like them.


    Cheers!
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