4 Resolutions for a Better Wine Year in 2018

It’s only the second week of 2018, and I’ve already broken virtually all of my New Year’s2018_1 Resolutions.

I’ve added cream to my coffee, selected fries over a side salad, and wolfed down a big slice of chocolate cake.

However, I’m proud to say that I’ve thus far stuck to all of my wine-related resolutions. Perhaps you’ll be enticed to try a couple of them yourself…

  1. I resolve to keep an eye on the 2015 vintage.

Rarely have I seen a year in which quality was so uniformly high across so many winegrowing regions around the world — from California to Chianti, and from Mendoza to the Maule Valley. If you see “2015” on the label, chances are you’re in for an amazing wine-drinking experience.

  1. I resolve to seek out under-the-radar varieties more often.

I’m certainly not going to stop drinking Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, but I’m definitely going to be drinking more Sauvignon Blanc, Macabeo, Zinfandel, and Syrah.

  1. I resolve to spend more time in the kitchen.

My lovely wife is a great cook, so my goal is to not only learn a few tricks from her, but to do the best job possible of selecting the perfect wine to accompany each specific dish. Once I know the dominant flavor of the dish, I’ll be better equipped to pinpoint a perfect complementary wine.

4.  I resolve to drink better.

What’s that old saying? Oh, yeah: Life is too short to drink bad wine. Every wine featured by Vinesse has been vetted by a very persnickety tasting panel, and you can get a regular taste of the best of the best by joining the Elevant Society.

If you’re a fan of red wine, this is the club for you. The wines are ready to be enjoyed when they arrive at your door, but also can be used to help build an impressive cellar.

By keeping the 2015 vintage in mind, drinking more under-the-radar varieties, spending more time in the kitchen and drinking better, I know it’s going to be a great 2018.


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