Around here, it is no secret that I like wine. “Like”… who am I kidding? I have an obsession with the stuff! I would be more than happy to replace all of the joyful foods in the world and just have wine. I’m not sure how that would turn out for me physically, but at least I’d be happy right?
I love researching things about wine and writing about different types of wine pairings (like the wine and pizza post I did here), wine reviews, and pretty much anything related to the process of making, pairing, and drinking wine.
If I could write my own book about “all things wine“, this A-Z list would be the short version.
A-Z of Wine
A: Always finish the bottle. Even if the wine isn’t great… don’t let it go to waste. Someone will like the taste of it if you don’t!
B: “Bouquet” is actually the term used to describe the total scent of the wine.
C: Cabernet Sauvignon’s are one of the best red wines out there. They can be really rich and full of black currant, or more mellow and mild to suit other taste’s. It’s smooth and goes well with so many meals.
D: Drinking a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart health. It says so right here on the Mayo Clinic website. I guess that means it needs to be done, for health purposes of course.
E: Estimated wine consumption per person in the United States is over 250 gallons in one year. #winos
F:Flavor of the wine you’re drinking really is affected by the type of glass you pair with certain types of wine.
G: Grapes make wine, so wine is partly a fruit. Therefore, it must be healthy. Grapes also ferment themselves if you leave them in a warm area inside of a jar. You could make your own wine!
H: How many glasses of wine you drink depends on the type day that you’re having, in my experience.
I: Italy is the top producer of wine. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and drink wine!
J: Jesus turned water into wine. It’s a biblical truth.
K: Kissing after a glass of wine is much more pleasant than kissing after a beer.
L: Lovers of wine are called an oenophile. Any fellow oenophiles out there? 🙂
M: Merlot’s are one of the easiest wines to drink and to pair with food. That’s a win-win in my book!
N: Napa Valley is a “must see” place for wine lovers. I have yet to go and I am dying to. I hear that it is stunning, not to mention has some of the best wine in the U.S., next to Virginia.
O: Oenophobia is “the fear of wine”. Anyone who has this fear does not want to be friends with me.
P: Pinot Noir is undoubtedly one of the smoothest, most delicious creations known to man. If you haven’t tried it, you need to. Right now.
Q: “Queen” takes on a whole new meaning in Germany where there is an actual Wine Queen elected. Can I have that job?
R: Red Blends are at the very top of my list when it comes to “things I prefer over everything else”.
S: Swirling wine really does do something. It releases the aromas of the wine and aerates the flavors. It isn’t just for people who want to look fancy.
U: Use your shoe to open a bottle the next time you don’t have a corkscrew. Watch the how-to video here.
V: Vatican City has the highest wine consumption on record.
W: White wines are not only good for the warmer months, but also when you want a refreshing break during the fall and winter. Curl up with a blanket and a glass of champagne of Chardonnay and enjoy a perfect winters night! Does champagne make anyone else feel like Christmas? No, just me?
X: X+wine= joy. X=me.
Y: You cannot dislike wine. Unless you’re allergic or an oenophobic… then I guess it’s okay.
Z: Zinfandel’s are popular in the U.S. because they go so well with the food that American’s love: pizza, burgers, etc… in short, it’s not American if you don’t at least try a red or white Zinfandel in your lifetime.
Take the first letter of your name, and add something to this list under that letter in the comments below.