Life is Short. Stop Drinking Crappy Wine.

Sorry to be so frank. 

Maybe it was after our trip to Italy, but at some point recently I vowed to stop drinking crappy wine.

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Charcuterie and wine in Rome, Italy.

And by “crappy,” (excuse my third grade verbiage) I mean wine that I’m just kind of meh about.

Why settle?

Problem is, when it comes to purchasing wine, I have no idea what I’m doing, or how to escape meh. For years I’ve simply wandered the aisles of stores, picking anything that catches my eye with a cutesy label or a funny name, praying to the wine gods my $6.99 bottle tastes close to decent.

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I have no idea what I’m doing.

Not anymore.

Life is too short to waste it on bad wine.

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In search of help, I sought out an expert friend of mine to shed some light on what I consider a delicious yet overwhelming topic. My friend and Zumba buddy Tracey LaPierre is an enologist and owner of Seattle Wine Lab, a quality control consulting firm for winemakers. With over 16 years in the wine biz, who knew my key to drinking better wine has been two-stepping next to me this entire time in Zumba class?

So, let’s get drinking!

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