Holiday Help is Here, Bloggers!


♦  Pick 10 wines. Doesn’t matter–first ten you see at the grocery store, last ten you had, the ten sitting in the rack with the curly wrought-iron grape leaves on your kitchen counter in the window–reds, whites, pinks, orange, doesn’t matter and nobody cares. 

♦  Reference the complexity of flavors at the meal. Always mix in some food-chemistry references like the fat on the breast or the acid in the cranberry. 

♦  Make a joke about marshmallows and yams. 

♦  Make a joke about somebody’s relative (insert mid-western town) and allege a drinking issue. 

♦  Make a joke about bringing plenty. 

♦  Allay everyone’s paranoia with a *relax, lighter is better* reference. Let them know you’re one of them.

♦  Include at least one totally obscure and overpriced European bottle no one cares about or can pronounce or could find to validate yourself. 

♦  Close with a warm seasonal missive on gratefulness and family. 

♦  Relax, have a glass of over-oaked, 2YO Napa Cab sample–the one you wrote that gag-me honey-dripping bullshit on Vivino about.  And don’t worry, Christmas is easier.


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