Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wine--the Easy Way

Consider, for a moment, that you are standing in a wine store confronted by hundreds of choices trying to buy a wine to take to a friend's house for dinner. 

How much should you spend on a bottle of wine?

What wine is best with what they are serving for dinner--and of course you haven't a clue what's being served for dinner. 

What do they like?

Panic is setting in and enveloping you. The only wine you enjoy is ones that other people pick out. You feel overwhelmed and totally unprepared for the task you are facing.

Your palms are sweaty. 

Stop and take a quick assessment of the situation.

Do you like white or red wines? Sweet or dry? You wonder, should I spend $35? $25? $15 on a bottle of wine? 

Advice: I am a red wine drinker, but in this situation I am going to bring a bottle of white wine, probably a German Riesling,  between $15 and $20 to take as a dinner gift. 


Because Riesling is a solid wine that goes with many dishes and stands alone well. Also, most wine drinkers prefer white wines over red wines.

You will be a genius! 

-- Bob and Chris Doan, Elkridge, MD

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