Monthly Archives: December 2010

What are you doing New Year's…New Year's Eve…?

Well, this will be my most exciting New Year’s Eve yet.
I’m getting married on New Year’s Day, and am having a big party!
Time is running out, and now I wonder, what wines will I have on hand? Which sparkling wines will I choose?

Life has definitely been hectic lately, and even though
our ceremony is going to be completely non-traditional, I also am wondering what traditions will we start as a couple?

My question to you is, what traditions do you have for the holidays that involve wine?

And what wines do YOU plan on having for this New Year’s Eve?

I look forward to finding out YOUR Grape Thoughts as they relate to the holidays.

You can comment here, or submit via this form.

Please spread the word, I am trying to get different types of traditions here, the more the merrier!

I plan on writing an article next week with the submissions.

Form to share your traditions / plans for New Year’s Eve

Buying Wine Guide – Trust Your Instincts

A friend forwarded me a link to an NPR Marketplace article on buying wine, and how points ratings do not really matter. Some scientific evidence on things I have been trying to promote for years. That it doesnt matter what the experts say – its what YOU like.

NPR’s Marketplace talking about Wine Ratings, and studies to show they dont mean anything

A couple of points from the story:

– In blind tastings, expensive wines scored lower than expensive

– Only 1 in 10 expert wine tasters rated the same wine with the same points score

One reporters guide to buying wine…Choose the one with the most expensive label, but under $15.
Eh, maybe not the best advice, I have had some fancy labels where the wine sucked.

BUT…again…what really matters is what you think!


Please leave an account of what wines you like, inexpensive or not!