April 1, 2009

Bottlenotes guide to wine

Last week, I attended another CitySearch Eat Drink Learn event, this time with Bottlenotes.com for a wine tasting at SHIN Korean BBQ. It was my first time at this restaurant and I was captivated by their jellyfish filled fish tank behind the bar, way moe interesting than a standard aquarium. Meanwhile, Bottlenotes author Alyssa Rapp spoke about the four wines that we tried (I liked the Cabarnet from Napa's Cannonball for $14.99) and about her new book "Around The World in 80 Sips." Below are some interesting wine facts that I learned:
  • If you like key lime pie, you'll probably like Sauvignon Blanc.
  • If your champagne goes flat, you can put a raisin in the bottle.
  • The number of taste buds on your tongue impacts you ability to taste wine.
  • The way you take your coffee can hep you determine which wines you'll like.
Oh and while there I was talking with food bloggers HC of LA & OC Foodventures and Abby at Pleasure Palate.

6 comments

  1. You go to the best events. Those are great little wine tips!

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  2. Great info and trivia...is it bad that it made me want wine and keylime pie... before 9am?

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  3. Thought about you. My neighbor had a wine tasting party (w/ a wine guy selling bottles). I'm still not much of a wine girl. Have you had Italian fragolino...like angels dancing on your tongue. LMAO It's dangerous. ;)

    ~SL

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  4. Thanks Susan, I try to go to intersting stuff so I have some good blog fodder for you all.

    Meghan, nah that just makes you like me ;)

    Stacy Lynn, what a great description, I want to try it. I like the Italian Montepulciano and Valpocella varities, but I'll keep an eye out for Fragolino. Thanks! When are we hitting Sanoma again?

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  5. Thanks for the tips. Lately we have not been hosting because of baby and everything but summer is just around the corner.

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  6. Thought about you. My neighbor had a wine tasting party (w/ a wine guy selling bottles). I'm still not much of a wine girl. Have you had Italian fragolino...thanksss

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