Last month we made mom merry with wine, this month we delight the dads. One of my dad’s favorites (and now mine) is Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a southern Rhône blend. The primary grapes are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre although there are 13 that are officially allowed. Although the name means the new house of the pope, “pape” is … Continue reading
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scandal wine recap: take that plane to wine land
It’s our final Scandal wine recap (so sad), and Abby’s back with deep and meaningful insight into the inner workings of this show as grapefriend plies her with wine. First, let me just say that grapefriend sure knows how to throw the BEST #ScandalFinale party in town. We had goblets of wine and more popcorn than … Continue reading
get your wine cardigans on – scandal finale is tonight!
Tonight’s the Scandal finale, and any good gladiator grapefriend will be grabbing their glass and pouring out copious amounts of red wine. Here are a few essential tips for your viewing party: most importantly, what WINE to drink??? Red, red, and then some more red. And good red. Olivia has mentioned drinking Bordeaux (love, but it … Continue reading
scandal wine recap: ride, sally, ride
You may recall my grapefriend Abby Gardner, who brought us all the grapiest moments from Alias a few TBT’s ago. No stranger to tv or (more importantly) wine, she will now be bringing us weekly recaps on by far the winiest show on tv: Scandal! I don’t normally watch the show so I enlisted her and … Continue reading
power your computer – with wine
This actually happened: at the Intel Developer Forum (I’d never heard of it either) they used a glass of red wine to power a computer. Are you kidding me??? Wine is the best. Apparently, the acetic acid in red wine acts as an electrolyte that produce a small current. I stole that straight from geek.com, … Continue reading
grammy album of the year – paired with wine!
I probably care less about who will actually win Album of the Year than I do about what wine to pair with all of the nominees! There’s actually an app called drinkify that pairs music with cocktails (though the suggestions are pretty random). That’s why grapefriend’s here – to give you fun, relevant wine pairings! some … Continue reading
wine hook ups
I dated this guy once. He was easygoing, a bad speller, ADD and very hot. Very opposite of me, but it worked. In wine terms, we were a good blend. There are always those couples who are totally opposite and you don’t get why they’re dating, but somehow they’re just awesome together. Not only do … Continue reading