Wine Lexicon – A Guide

A beverage tab for weddings is another big portion of your overall reception expenses, and it is also a place where you can find great savings with the right decisions and right resources.

Wine is the great compliment to a delicious restaurant dinner. Should you happen to be a new wine drinker, it may be really easy to feel frightened when the wine waiter presents you with the wine list.

Decide whether to have alcohol at your reception. Having an open bar can get expensive. Even if you choose to provide your own alcohol, you’ll want to find out whether the venue has an deboucheur fee. If your wedding is taking place early in the day, you might consider leaving out alcohol completely, or simply going with champagne and Bloody Marys.

We had spent some time in his house in Palm Springs, which was a thrill – looking out onto the desert and hills, no gingham for miles. Plenty of miles, though, Miles Davis. And plenty of talk of jazz. That’s when he showed me the painting. I was thinking the circles were like the diameter of a horn, the bell of a trumpet, so I said so.

I put a rubber band around my wrist and every time I had a little inkling of doubt or fear of the little voice saying, “Sharif you can’t do this,” I just snapped that rubber band and it produced pain. There are two things that motivate human behavior: the desire to gain pleasure or the desire to avoid pain; the desire to look good or avoid looking bad.

Really, the only way to tell if a wine needs to breathe is to taste it. If there is a sharpness or a bitterness that you do not like, aerate the wine for five to ten minutes and see how it tastes. If it is better, but needs more time, you can let it sit in a decanter for a bit. Unfortunately, if this is your first time serving this kind of wine or this vintage of wine, you are going to be doing a bit of guesswork.

After the jab, learn to throw your cross, which is your straight punch with your other hand. When throwing your cross, pivot on your backfoot to generate power and torque, and then throw your right hand towards the target.

Though Whaling’s club is in its early stages, the clubbers are currently reading their first book, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, and 12 members have committed to being part of the group.