One thing’s for sure — traveling and drinking most definitely go hand in hand. Whether backpacking through Europe, sitting on a beach in Thailand, or hiking the mountains of South America, there’s no doubt that savoring an ice cold beer or refreshing glass of wine is certainly on the daily agenda. When traveling to a foreign country, […]
We’ve all seen the phrase ”sour grapes,” heard it spoken, or read it somewhere. “She claimed she didn’t want the job anyway, but her friends called sour grapes.” ”She wouldn’t go out with him, but he said she wasn’t that smart anyway. I call sour grapes!” ”He didn’t win the award, but he claims it’s not […]
Francais. The language of love; phrases of passion, words of desire and romance. Also, one of the most difficult languages to pronounce for native English speakers. Ever find yourself standing in the middle of a wine shop with zero idea of how to pronounce the words on the bottle? Fear no more!
As years go by, language evolves and takes on different meanings — like when you overhear your niece speaking a different tongue on Snapchat. While it’s debatable whether or not speaking in memes and emojis is truly language taking itself to the next level, we can all agree that wine lovers have a language all their […]
There are many, oh so many, ways we’re able to embarrass ourselves socially. If we happen to be in a fancy or even semi-serious drinks establishment, that number goes up exponentially. First, there’s the fact that we’re likely wearing some non-casual, entirely sweatpants-free outfit—spike heels to maneuver, cravat that just won’t sit right. Then there’s […]
One of the most difficult aspects of being a casual wine consumer is that it can often seem like the enthusiasts are speaking a completely different language, and while that language may also be in English, to most people it’s anything but.
Often it can seem like knowing how to pronounce all of the different types and styles of wine out there is a bit like learning a foreign language, and it basically is, since so many of the wines we wind up buying retain their Old World names. This can be daunting, especially if French, German, […]