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Make A Resolution You Can Actually Keep. . .

Make a resolution this year you can actually keep… drink better wine.

This time of year the shop gets a bit slower… many customers are cutting back or having a “dry January” following the indulgent holiday season. But sure enough, they return with regularity on February 1. To be clear, we are completely in support of anyone’s goals to make their health a priority. But we like to follow this rule, drink less wine of better quality. What’s life without living a little, right?

Here are a few tips to healthier drinking:

  • Drink drier wine. Meaning wines that have low to no residual sugar. Sugar levels are not usually on labels so ask your local sommelier. Try sparkling wines labeled “Brut Nature”, “Extra Brut”, or “Brut”, reds made from Nebbiolo, French Pinot Noir, or wines made in cooler climates.
  • Avoid wines from warm regions or grapes that are naturally higher in alcohol like Shiraz or Zinfandel, dessert wines like Port or Ice Wine, or sparkling wines with “Demi-Sec”, “Doux”, “Moelleux”, “Semi-secco”, or “Dolce” on the label.
  • Commit to having just 1 glass at night. Either open the bottle to share with friends or family, or acquire a wine preserver (we have tons of options from the Coravin to good wine stoppers).

Good luck with ALL your resolutions this year. If drinking better wine is one of them, we are here to help!

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” – Benjamin Franklin (that’s a smart man right there!)

Santé!