Day four– isn’t a poem!

I have taken months of wine courses. I took them because to be a server at the top restaurants in a growing city, you have to know your wine. I have taken a few key pieces of knowledge from these courses and I thought I’d share them with you:


  1. If you like red wine and you’re on a budget, always buy Cabernet Sauvignon. This grape is incredibly difficult to ruin. While there will be variety in quality, you won’t get a bad bottle of 100% Cabernet. It’s like Cabernet is the endorphins of the wine world — people who know this trick just don’t drink bad wine or kill their husbands — they just don’t!
  2. If you see a California 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon bottle — buy it. You always hear about “that was a good year” well, 2012 was a great year for California.
  3. If you like a butter bomb Chardonnay, you like California Chardonnay. Don’t ask southern France to ruin what is good just for your perverse butter and cream desires.
  4. On the other hand, if you like light, acidic, juicy white wine — look to Southern France. They make this wine because this wine goes with their rolling hills and sharp waves. This is summery outside wine.
  5. Most importantly. Drink what you like. Don’t let the winos get you down or judge you.

These are things I really like knowing, and really help me in the grocery store, so I thought I’d share.


Happy Friday!


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