So I just started the journey of tasting and enjoying wine this past October. So like a good nerd, I did my research about the best type of wine and the benefits (and risks) of drinking wine. So before we talk about the benefits or the risks, we need to talk about the proper glass size. Experts say that the proper serving size is about a 5-ounce pour and women should have one glass a day while men can drink two. So let's dive into the benefits first.
Wine. One of my most favorite topics to discuss. Seeing it, holding it, tasting it, feeling it. You name it, I love it. While I have ventured out to many wineries in New Jersey—heck, I even got married at one—I still have much wine exploring to do on my bucket list. Of course, I have a few international wine destinations like Italy and France, but I would be just as lucky to visit one of America's wineries, as they have some of the best tasting grapes in the world. From New York and Virginia's rolling hills to the breathtaking, sun-kissed views of California and everywhere in between, the US is full of award-winning, amazing wine country destinations that are just waiting for my visit. On top of that, even if the wine tours don't have your taste buds rejoicing in flavor, at least you get to sit back and relax, sniff, swirl, and try different wines. Who knows, hopefully you can get yourself a nice little buzz to take home with you. Responsibly that is.
It began with a simple trip to the Ace Hardware garden center. I was browsing over their trees, shrubs, and vegetable plants for sale when lo and behold... I saw some table grape plants.
The cold breeze, raindrops dripping at your window, the sound of rain falling on your ceiling and the chilled atmosphere are the things that make us curl up in bed with our blankets and waste the day away with Netflix. Of course, it would be better with some snacks and a nice glass of wine.
People of a proletarian bent, such as myself, love hearing about the snob class being brought low. Having their pretensions punctured, and high standards shot down to where the rest of us have to live.
For the past several years, my family and I have invited my Jewish college roommate over for Easter. My mother looks at this as an opportunity to share the wealth, so to speak, while my friend and I use it as an opportunity to rip on him for how poorly he follows his own doctrines. My entire family has found it to be an endearing practice, and a good way to keep in touch since he's moved to the other side of the state after joining the Air Force.
Red wine long been considered healthy in moderation. From heart health to increased bone density, red wine is associated with numerous health benefits. Although drinking wine leads to stained teeth, recent research has revealed that red wine may actually benefit your oral health. With that in mind, here are some reasons why you should pick up a bottle of red wine on your next trip to the liquor store.
There is arguably no better beverage to pair with your steak than a full-bodied, dry, red wine. Whether you're a fan of the classic sirloin, a hearty ribeye, or the terrifically tender texture of a filet mignon, there is no doubt that pairing a strong red wine with your favorite cut can make for a pretty exquisite meal.
As a New Jersey native, I'm well aware that my state gets a reputation for being composed of mostly asphalt and rude drivers. Bad as my state's reputation may be, I can honestly say that it's not well-deserved. I truly love my state and wish more people would drop by!
But we've also had some bad times and now I am nearing the end of Dry January, I am left with mixed emotions about whether or not to let you back into my life.