This week’s wine web wanderings didn’t have any health information about wine – a subject which seems like it was all over the web in the last few weeks. Instead, I found several articles and blog posts geared for the beginning wine aficionado. Plus a couple of general-interest items too.
First up is an article about the Missouri Wine Passports. If you haven’t discoverd this program yet, then be sure to check it out – you can earn over $200 in prizes just by having fun and visiting wineries in Missouri.
Click here for 5 easy steps to becoming a wine connoisseur on a low budget.
And if you are wondering about some of those wine gadgets on the market, check out this blog post for a few reviews of several good items to purchase along with your wine.
And for the not-so-essential gadgets, this post has a fun variety of wine-related gifts specifically aimed at men. You’ll find things like this manly cork remover:
The next link is more of a professional-interest article from Decanter.com. It caught my eye this week that the synthetic cork company we use, Nomacorc, has reported a strong increase in sales in the last 10 years. (I’ll understand if most of you don’t find the article as interesting as I did!)
Here’s another way to cook with red wine that sounds oh-so-delectable: red wine chocolate cake. Please invite me over if you make this cake…I’ll bring the wine to pair with it!
Finally, a little eye candy for you art lovers out there. I thought last week’s heart sculpture was pretty fun, but cork artist Scott Gundersun just blew me away with his amazing cork portraits. WOW and Cheers!