Fun Reads: September 12, 2014

I heard this week that Americans now officially consume more wine than the French, making it the biggest market for vino in the world. I can totally believe it. I've been hearing that millennials are actually changing the industry. Companies are changing the price points, marketing strategy and even packaging to appeal to the younger generation. I can say on behalf of all the girls in my wine club (yes, we meet monthly in NYC to down a bottle each learn about wine), that we're all appreciative of that.

So, in honor of this big news, I thought we'd celebrate with some fun links to wine-related content this week. Cheers!

First, let's start with the most amazing kind of wine pairing you could ever do in your life: Girl Scout Cookies! This guide made me miss the stash of thin mints and samosas we kept in our freezer in Brooklyn.

A bit hit in Dubai is this $150 bottle, but guess what--it's a non-alcoholic wine. So, what's the big deal then? It's got flecks of edible 24-carat gold leaf in it because... why not?

Perfect for party tricks or if you've just moved into a new house and can't find your corkscrew, this video shows off 10 unconventional ways to open a bottle. Blowtorch, anyone?

Speaking of hacks, this is another good article that shows you how to chill a bottle in a hurry, filter out pieces of cork, and use leftover wine (I mean, if you didn't drink it all…)

Just think, if this were the 1920s, you'd have to have a doctor's prescription to have a glass at dinner in the US while the National Prohibition Act was in full force. Crazy, right?

I'll leave you with this question, something that has come up on more than one occasion. If you're buying a bottle for someone you don't know that well (say, a client or new neighbor), what's your go-to wine to buy? Red or white? Is there a "safe" wine that you've found most people like?

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