Posts tagged "wine"

Bad News: Cheaper Wine Has Tons Of Arsenic

This goes out to all my girls who are used to hitting up Trader Joes after work and grabbing some "2 Buck Chuck" for a night in by themselves and trashy television. Apparently, we're all ingesting small amounts of arsenic that is basically poisoning us? Yikes. Mother Jones reported that "According to the complaint, three…

By: Katrin Higher / March 22, 2015

Now You Can Have A Glass Of Wine With Your Cat

A brilliant Japanese company is bringing the world's felines the greatest gift of all: WINE. I can only assume experiencing it for themselves will allow them to finally understand why their humans are so emotional about the stuff. Nyan Nyan Noveau, a bottled wine exclusively for cats that tastes just like the people variety, is made with…

By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

10 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day Is Awesome And You Should Celebrate It

Despite my consistent general mood of cynicism and constant mild frustration with humanity, I happen to be a person who’s enthusiastic about all holidays, even the “Hallmark” holidays. Which means that I love Valentine’s Day, and now that it’s just around the corner, I’m going to try to make an argument for why you should…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

Size Does Matter: “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Wine Just Got Bigger And Better

Warning: I will try and refrain from making continuous size and girth puns while writing this post. "Fifty Shades Of Grey" wine has been on the market for a few years now, but E.L. James, the author of the book series, has upped the ante for those of us who fancy a … bigger specimen.

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 20, 2014

Woman Steals $3.99 Bottle Of Wine To Reunite With Her Jailed Boyfriend

Alicia Walicke, a 22-year-old from Cedar Park, Texas, was devastated when her boyfriend was arrested and sent to the county jail -- so she set out to join him there. Walicke shoplifted a $3.99 bottle of wine from a local gas station and then sat down outside to drink it, waiting for the cops to…

By: Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

5 Affordable Rosé Wines You Really Ought To Drink Before Summer Ends

About a month ago, while out to dinner, I was taking a while making my drink selection. After a minute or two, I cocked my head to the side and said to the bartender, "You know what, can I have a glass of the rosé?" I'd never ordered rosé before, but I felt a sudde…

By: Jana Pollack / August 15, 2014

My New Favorite Thing: The Corkcicle Vinnebago Wine Canteen

I just returned from a beach vacation with family and feel compelled to tell you about the highlight of my trip: the Corkcicle Vinnebago. I promise you this is not a shameless media plug, you guys—this is the real deal. Prior to my trip, I was sent The Vinnebago, an insulated, stainless steel canteen that…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 14, 2014

Dream Or Nightmare: Coffee Wine In A Can

If you're a coffee lover and a wine lover, we're about to tell you something that will either completely excite or disgust you. Friends Fun Wine has launched a collection of low-calorie, low-alcohol coffee wines in cans: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino. I'm completely confused about how to feel about it. …

By: Katie Oldenburg / July 11, 2014

Cheers! America Now Has The Largest Wine Market In The World

The good ol' US of A has finally achieved the most lofty of honors: we have the largest wine market on the globe. And we even beat out France — yes, France — for the very first time this year. According to the International Organization of Wine and Vine (OIV), Americans bought 29.1 million hectoliter…

By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

Life Dream Status: Eataly Is Opening A Nutella Bar

What's the best thing in the world? Wine. And what's the next best thing to wine? Nutella, obviously. So when Mario Batali's massive NYC-based Italian marketplace, Eataly, was forced to close its wine shop due to a technicality in New York State Liquor Authority laws, he decided to dedicate the space to the next best…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2014

Home Inspiration: Wine Racks For $50 Or Less

The “proper way” to store wine -- butt up -- originated out of a need to keep natural corks moist. Natural corks can dry and shrink over time allowing air into the bottle, oxidizing and spoiling the wine. Many wineries use screw tops and synthetic corks to minimize the risk, and let’s be honest, wine…

By: Sophie Leon / May 8, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Crafts For Winos

It's a familiar occurrence in the life of any eco-conscious wine enthusiast: while putting out your glass recycling, you look down at the 10 bags overflowing with wine bottles and think, "Dear God, my neighbors are going to think I'm a fall-down drunk." The solution to this embarrassing problem? Don't stop drinking or recycling. Just…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2014

Life Dream Status: Red Robin Debuts Wine Milkshakes

Red Robin will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the most affordable "fine dining" establishment in the suburb a few miles from my small town high school, which made it the go-to place to celebrate birthdays, volleyball wins, SAT scores, and System of a Down CD releases. I spent many late…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 19, 2014

Life Dream Status: “Miracle Machine” Turns Water Into Wine

It might soon be much easier for all of us to become a little more Christ-like, if only in the "being able to turn water into wine" department. As you'll see in this infomercial/informational video (seriously though, why is there a fireplace in the background? weird vibes), a tech entrepreneur and a wine expert have…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 7, 2014

Drink Up! 12 Of Our Favorite Affordable Wines

Yesterday was National Drink Wine Day! In celebration, we got drunk, put together this list of our favorite wines under $15 and then passed out before we could post it on time! Typical. Click on for our recommendations...

By: The Frisky / February 19, 2014

Millennials Discover Fine Wine With Tasting Room, The Netflix Of Wine

The Millennial generation, which includes the youngest legal drinkers, is consuming more wine than previous generations, and they’re educating themselves about it too! Rather than bring a six-pack to the party, and guzzle beers with their college roommates, they’re enjoying fine wine and sharing their love and knowledge with friends. It’s certainly more refined, but is it…

By: The Frisky / January 17, 2014

Life Dream Status: A Champagne Vending Machine

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the world's first champagne vending machine, which has been unveiled at Selfridge's department store in London. The shiny dream machine uses a golden robotic arm to gently dispense jewel-encrusted mini bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne for $30 a pop, and I want one of these in my house RIGHT NOW.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2013

Life Dream Status: I Joined The Best Online Wine Club

As previously noted time and time again, I am a wine enthusiast. (Wino, if you're nasty.) But I've recently taken my enthusiasm to a whole other level by becoming a member of Tasting Room by LOT18, an online wine club that tailors each boozy delivery to your specific palate. Now, normally, I'm pretty low-maintenance about…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 18, 2013

Japanese Company Debuts Wine For Cats

Are you still serving your cat a tepid bowl of tap water alongside their crystal plate of Fancy Feast? Ugh, how dare you insult them like that? Distinguished felines deserve a much more refined beverage pairing. Like wine. For cats. Thanks to a Japanese company, now oenophile kitties can partake in a vino just for them:…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 16, 2013

Winos Don’t Know How Much Wine They Drink Because What Does It Matter? More Wine Please!

How do I put this in a way that won't lead my coworkers and family to stage an intervention? I am a functioning wino, by which I mean I drink a lot of wine, but I'm always on time for work, rarely get wasted or have drunken outbursts, and smell just fine, thank you. How…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2013
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