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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Lovers- dos and don’ts.

1. Don’t drink bad wine- life is too short.

2. Place more importance on food and wine pairing.

3. Try a new grape varietal every month.

4.  Drink bubbly throughout the year, not only on New Year’s eve! And along with Champagne, why not Franciacorta and Cava too?

5. Don’t EVER drink wine in plastic cups, no matter if it’s a barbecue. Just don’t.

6. Visit the wine country on your next vacation.

7. Expand your wine knowledge by trying wines from off the beaten tracks, and with indigenous varietals.

8. Drink dessert wines more regularly and explore beyond Sauternes and Tokaj. Why not sweet reds from the Priorat, Moscatel from Valencia, Brown Muscat from Australia, Passito from Pantelleria, Beaumes de Venise…

9. Invite friends over for a Sherry tasting and Spanish tapas evening.

10. Open your mind up to wine regions or producing countries (Germany, anyone?) you thought you didn’t like.  Engage a wine merchant to seek out good wines from these places and see if this changes your view.

Anyone else have any new year’s wine resolutions?


2 thoughts on “10 New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Lovers

  1. Jake says:

    Love it! Especially you pushing Sherry and Franciacorta. Here are my personal wine goals this year: http://www.cherriesandclay.com/2010/01/05/wine-manifest-2010/ Cheers
  2. Ron S. NYC says:

    Great list and recommendations! I became a huge fan of Franciacorta thanks to Jason Denton's team at Enoteca featuring it on occasion, even by the glass at the bar once in awhile. I just came back from Vienna (my first time there) and at a local's favorite, Fuhrich, asked for a recommendation for an Austrian wine to pair with my meal and they suggested the Blaufrankisch varietal. It was perfect.

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