Your wine will be cool in roughly 10 minutes. In the meantime, distract your guests with charades.
How do you talk to your kids about drinking when they regularly see you enjoying a glass of wine with dinner?
For adults who love eating like kids, these mature match-ups might help drain the shame from old faves.
It's hardly a dirty little secret among vintners, but it's not something they brag about.
I've been to my fair share of special nights in wine country, but this evening tops them all. I got to shake hands with Sophia Loren.
If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.
You'll want to brush up on the basics, thereby ensuring that any bad behavior only comes out after a few glasses.
These days I don't let out of town visitors leave without a trip to Shenandoah Valley in Plymouth for a taste of our local Barberas, which Wine Enthusiast calls California's "second true variety."
Citrus juices that are naturally high in citrate, such as lemonade and limeade, have been shown to offer benefits for kidney stone prevention. Beware of juices with high sugar content though, because the sugar can actually increase kidney stone risk.
Give them a try -- your Pinot Noir deserves a break.