Some New Year’s Wine Resolutions


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Joe Becerra

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These are some really good wine resolutions that will bring you much happiness as you search for wine, food and other delights in 2010. Pick a few!

Go out to closest office supply store and buy yourself a small spiral notebook. Each time you open a bottle of wine write about it on one page. Make up your own way of evaluating the wine. Would you buy it again? Was it worth the price? What did you like or dislike about the wine? Aroma, tastes, etc.

Start or join a wine tasting club in 2010. Here is how.

Plan a weekend trip to the wine country with a group of friends. Planning ideas here.

Try a new set of wines. Have you tasted Falanghina, Albariño, Carmenere? Have you tasted wines from Mendoza, Toro, Alsace, etc. Go to your local wine shop on a regular basis and ask the wine guru there for a set of wines within a certain price range. Learn to explore and try different wines. Whatever you do, avoid those wine club offerings in magazines, newspapers, online retailers; you can do better on your own.

Participate in “Open That Bottle Night”on February 27, 2010. This event was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher who wrote a wine column in the Wall Street Journal. On a sad note, on Saturday, December 26 of this year, they announced that it was their last column. No explanation was given as to why. All the more reason to celebrate “Open That Bottle Night.”

Go to a restaurant that has a food and wine pairing menu.

Read another wine blog once a day besides this one.

Join Good Cheap Vino and contribute your wine-buying knowledge to all the members.

Go to a wine bar once a month and try different wines by the glass.

If you have not introduced yourself to sparkling wine, make it your cocktail of choice. What a great way to start an evening!

Eat better, eat more fish, eat less fat, but always drink good wine.

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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

6 thoughts on “Some New Year’s Wine Resolutions”

    • Hi Karen,
      Me too. I started the notebook last year and was inconsistent. Janelle didn’t like it on the table. This year I bought a nicer one.

  1. 2010, will bring a chance to try new wines and enjoy them with new friends. Like wine, each year brings a challenge and rewards. Drink well and spend $$ in a wise manner.

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