Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

National Drink Wine Day

If you didn’t get enough to drink on Valentine’s Day, thank goodness tomorrow is “National Drink Wine Day.”  It’s a day not to over-think your choices—why not simply taste wine for the sake of tasting wine?  To do so properly, start with clean glasses—try to rinse your stemware completely free of detergent.  Open your chosen bottle and pour just a bit—an ounce or two—into your glass.  Place the glass on the table and swirl the contents gently.  Lift the glass by the stem, and put your nose into the glass.  Inhale deeply to get the aroma, and think about what you’re smelling. Take a gentle sip, slurping in some air to maximize flavor.  Swish the wine around your mouth, drink and enjoy your wine.

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