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How Drinking Saved Our Marriage

I don’t get out much.

You can tell from the way these sexy legs of mine perfectly match the white background on your computer screen.

Even worse, I don’t get out of the bedroom much. Instead, I sit cross-legged on my bed for hours on end—my laptop perched on a tray in front of me—editing content, typing up posts, reading other people’s posts, drawing up marketing plans, and connecting with other young entrepreneurs on Twitter.

I don’t do morning walks. I don’t do evenings at the bar. Sometimes, I don’t even do lunch. Keep reading »

Super Classy: Single Serving Wine Glasses

Introducing the juice box for grown-ups: Single serving wine glasses by Wine Innovations. Here’s a classy alternative to sipping a brown-bagged beer on the commute home on the Long Island Rail Road, or toting an entire box of vino in your lunchbox. (Although we’re hoping you do neither.) The disposable packaging seals six ounces of red, white, or rosé in a portable glass. Kind of a clever idea for lightweights who take a week to finish a bottle, or tipsy (but not boozy) picnics in the park. And OK, handy for winos on the go who have gotten tired of lugging around their wine purses. (Yes, they do exist.) [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

Even Hello Kitty Likes To Get Drunk

I consider my taste in wine to be pretty, well, non-judgmental. I mean, I will savor the hell out of a nice Barolo, but if you hand me a glass of cheap champagne, I’ll guzzle that too. (Hell, I have even been known to enjoy Franzia.) That said, wine made by pretty pink pussycat Hello Kitty gives me pause. I don’t even think my palate could stomach the sweetness this booze must contain. [L.A. Weekly] Keep reading »

The Best News Ever: Red Wine Makes Women Thin!

For a wino wine lover like me, I just received the best news I could possibly hear. A new, long-term study says that women who drink red wine in moderation stay thinner into middle age. Woo hoo! So I finally have a legit reason to pop the cork on a daily basis. Of the 20,000 women that participated in this study, the red wine drinkers consistently put on less weight than the women who drank white wine, beer, liquor, or no alcohol at all. Why? The theory is that the body processes calories from alcohol differently from calories from food. The livers of regular red wine drinkers develop a separate method of breaking down alcohol, where surplus energy is turned into heat rather than fat. So those calories from your glass of Pinot Noir will get burned off while the calories from your slice of pizza will go directly to your butt. If you weren’t already excited to go out and buy a bottle of liquid dinner, studies also show that red wine can prevent blood clots and heart disease and extend your life expectancy. Cheers to that! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

A Wine That’ll Make You Want To Take Off Her Clothes (And Then Redress Her In A Cute Outfit)

When I’m buying a bottle of wine, I hate to say it, but I’m a sucker for cute packaging. Red Bicyclette anyone? However, that winemaker has a worthy adversary in Some Young PunksDrink ‘n’ Stick, because its label isn’t just cute, it’s interactive. A bottle of Drink ‘n’ Stick (which has gotten good reviews for a couple different vintages) features a pin-up girl in lingerie, but she comes with a sheet of paper doll-style clothes so drinkers can dress, undress, and redress her. There are even accessories like scarves and bows! Now you know how we’ll be spending our Friday night. [NOTCOT.org] Keep reading »

How To Sample Wine Without Looking Like An Idiot


Have you ever ordered a bottle of wine at a restaurant, only to not know what the hell to do when the waiter presents you with the cork and looks at you expectantly? Wine aficionado Kathryn Borel is here to help. The author of Corked: A Memoir, Borel breaks the whole wine deal down for you into easy-to-follow steps, from sniffing the cork to swilling the juice. Service-y! [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Women Keep Secrets For 47 Hours Before Spilling The Beans

For some reason Wines of Chile, a commerce group akin to our Cotton Council, commissioned a study of 3,000 women in the U.K. to see how many secrets they told and how many they were able to keep. The study uncovered that (gasp!) drinking wine usually loosens women’s tongues and makes us a lot more likely to speak our minds. The study also found that women spill the beans in an average of 47 hours. Still, 83 percent of women surveyed consider themselves 100 percent trustworthy. But the vital information not mentioned in this report includes: why busting women on how much they gossip is a good way to publicize wine and whether there was a similar study commissioned to investigate the embarrassing conversational habits of men. [Daily Mail]

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Company Markets Wine For The Gays

Well, this is novel. A fine wine purveyor is targeting gay men with a line of special wines. Spanish UO! Wines has three vino options: Antinoo, Oscura Lágrima, and Ánima Blanca. Antinoo is a red: “young and mature, fruity, elegant, smooth…Mediterranean.” Oscura Lágrima, another red, is described thusly: “They say that the best sex is tumultuous like a storm cloud, and we’re inclined to agree.” Ánima Blanca is a white: “It’s fresh on the palate, potent…like a low whisper floating at you from behind your neck at just the right time.” Steamy! Nothing sells wine like sex, one imagines. Every bottle label features a hot, ripped dude in various stages of bondage/undress. Kinky! But where’s the line of wines for the lesbian ladies, UO!? [Notcot] Keep reading »

A Match Made In Heaven: New Wine Pairings At Epicurious

The culinary-minded boozehounds of the world (aka pretty much anyone who eats and takes a gander into the kitchen once in a while) will love this news: Recipe and food mega-site Epicurious is now recommending a few alcoholic grape juice options that jibe well with whatever recipe you choose to whip up. Working with the winos at Snooth, they’ve added suggested wine pairings, based on ingredients and preparation, to nearly 25,000 of the recipes in their archives. And according to the folks at Epicurious, “Each [wine recommendation] features the name of the producer, the varietal and the vintage, as well as a photo of the label or bottle and approximate price (which varies according to regional availability). Click on a bottle and you go to a wine detail page that focuses on that bottle specifically…For even more information, and to purchase wines, you can click on links to Snooth and various wine retailers.” And almost all the recs come in at under $20. Now, don’t chug-a-lug so many pre-dinner glasses that you can’t taste your homemade meal—or, maybe, for some of us less skilled cooks, that’s a good thing. [Epicurious] Keep reading »

Cook, Dress, & Drink Like A Porn Star

Yesterday we told you about porn star Jenna Jameson’s new perfume, “Heartbreaker,” and speculated about the scents other celebs might put out. But the question that is still weighing on my mind is, “Who in the hell would buy a fragrance concocted by a porn star?” (To be fair, I have a similar cluelessness about scents put out by trashy hos like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.) But the fragrance industry isn’t the only mainstream endeavor that porn stars have tried to infiltrate. After the jump, five products (that are not sex toys or sex dolls) created by members of the adult entertainment industry. Keep reading »

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