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The Reluctant Sommelier: Wine Gifts for Valentines Day

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

By Nina Sventitsky

There’s still time to get a cool wine-related gift for your top person – even if that person is you.  Some ideas follow, and my short list of bubble bottles…

  • $199 to $399

My #1 gift is a pricey gadget that allows you to open that rainy day wine whenever. It preserves bottles for months (and supposedly years.)  The principal is that you can open that $65 of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, enjoy a glass and come back to the bottle months or years later to enjoy again. … Read the full article

The Reluctant Sommelier: You Blend

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

by Nina Sventitsky

Mona Lisa: What!

Vinny: Nothing, you stick out like a sore thumb around here.

Mona Lisa: Me? What about you?

Vinny: I fit in better than you. At least I’m wearing cowboy boots.

Mona Lisa: Oh, yeah, you blend.

I know you do it.  You have about an ounce of wine left in the bottle, it goes into the glass. Then if you do anything at all, do it big: “I’ll just open the next bottle and add it to the glass.”  You’ve just created your own plonk, er, blend.… Read the full article

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