WWWW #19

Christmas is almost here, and I can understand if you don’t have time to grab a glass of wine and settle in to do some wine reading.  On the other hand, it might be just the right time to take a few moments to yourself!  A little ‘me’ time can go a long way towards easing holiday chaos.  If that is the case for you, then I hope you enjoy this weeks WWWW edition.

I’ll start with the wine education articles I found.  This article answers five frequently asked wine questions from CNN’s website.  I took issue with the answer to question #2, but that’s the viticulturist in me who understands how to grow a vine.  Otherwise, I thought it was a pretty good article. 🙂

I’m often asked how long a wine should age before it’s ready to serve.  Usually I say, ‘why wait’?  But if you would like a deeper answer to this question, check out this article from the Huffington post.

This blog post was a humorous look at what NOT to do with wine.  Told from first-hand experience.

On the health news front, a study out of Belgium indicates that wine may help ease the symptoms of MS for some people.

Are you a fan of starbucks coffee?  And wine and beer?  Good news!   It looks like several starbucks stores will be offering wine & beer on a trial basis soon.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a recipe for mulled wine.  It’s a little more complicated than my version, but it sounds delicious.  And if you read the article about 6 things not to do with wine, then just ignore the second thing and go ahead and warm up a glass wine.  After all, it’s the holidays and you have enough rules to worry about right now! 🙂