I know times may seem a bit in the red these days, with many of us looking for ways to save money here, shave spending in our budget there, but I am here to tell you….my fellow wine drinkers why wine cannot be taken off your budget! Maybe you can’t finish the bottle every night or maybe you have to turn down that bottle of 1999 Dom Perignon…but you MUST MUST MUST make wine a daily part of your life and you MUST MUST MUST tell all your friends and family about it as well! Many of you have heard the numerous health benefits of having 1-2 glasses of wine a night with your meal, not to mention the mental/emotional/ sanity benefits as well….but the other thing you will be helping are saving acres and acres of vineyards that make the landscapes of numerous countries sooooo beautiful, you will help the economies, cities, villages, families and people that live their life and put all their passion and hardwork into making the wine you and I drink and many of which rely solely on the profits they make from their wine. I found a few videos that talk about the effect that the economic crisis is having and could have on the wine industry, the vineyards, and the people….if we (the wine drinkiners of the world) stop buying wine and stop pressuring our friends and family into doing the same! I have also included a couple links to videos that I couldn’t load directly to this post, one of which is how to be economic-crisis-savvy when buying wine. The last video I have put on this site….is off topic, but soooooo useful! This guy shows how to build your wine palate by using foods, fruits, candies, chocolate etc. He became interested in wine when he was 17 years old, but he was underage and his parents were not so willing to allow him to have wine….so he started by just reading about it, then going out and tasting all the flavors one finds in wine like cranberries, gooseberries, cassis, etc…just to start building his palate for when he could drink wine. You can go to the website tv.winelibrary.com and see LOADS of videos on wine, wine tasing, wine info, hosted by this VERY animated fellow! Hope you enjoy! And feel free to pass my blog on to anyone you may know!
Australia’s wineries are facing a collapse in demand because of the global economic downturn. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7917268.stm
But are there still ways to get decent wine in credit-crunched times? Wine expert Olly Smith looks at some of the good value-for-money regions and bottles which could see you through the gloom, while industry experts and buyers explain how the credit crunch is changing their buying and selling habits. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7861552.stm
In Vino Veritas (and lots of sips to be taken to save the vineyards)