My November release date is just around the corner. I’m excited (and nervous) to publish my first book, Boozy Lifestyle: Elevate The Everyday With Booze As Your Muse on Amazon. It has been a labor of love that I hope will resonate with you, my readers. Thank you for following my blog and encouraging me to pursue this new creative outlet.
While other folks may be pouring their hearts out and expressing their inner-most thoughts and feelings in their journals, I’m recording what I eat and drink every day.
After several weeks of selling Yellow Tail, Cupcake, and Sutter Home, I had all but given on being able to sell the Cakebread Chardonnay and the Masi Amarone. Then along came a young, well-dressed man looking for a holiday gift for his boss.
In the process of becoming new business owners, the previous proprietors endowed us with three parting pearls of wisdom including, 1) “Don’t let people see into the windows”, 2) “You can’t make any money on beer”, and 3) “Concentrate on selling the high-end wines”.
In the beginning, there was beer. As a rebellious, newly legal-age drinker, I refused to drink the brand of beer my father drank. In my young mind, it carried the stigma of dad beer; budget-friendly, old-fashioned swill drunk by pot-bellied, blue-collar, middle-aged men. Instead I headed out to the local store to buy my own six-pack.
A lady walks into a liquor store and asks for a bottle of wine with a dog on the label. No, this isn’t the beginning of a “girl walks into a bar” joke. A customer asked us to find this bottle amidst the 1200 wines in the store. After a bit of sleuthing (white or red helped narrow the field) and realizing that the dog was actually a fox, we identified her Foxhorn Merlot.
A good wine server will open the bottle with showmanship, deftly plying his corkscrew like a sculptor wielding his chisel.
My roving palate was encouraged to seek out new adventures with whites and rosés.
All too often, the things we most enjoy in life end up on the “bad for you” list. Some things, like cigarette smoking, are really bad for you, and will probably remain on the naughty list indefinitely. Other things, like eggs, get on the bad list after one cholesterol study, then get taken off theContinue reading “Health Benefits of Wine”