4. Picking Out A Good Bottle For A Date
All dates look like this, right?
I’m sure you’ve had this happen. You’re on a date at a restaurant and you decide to get a bottle of wine. He slides the wine list to you and smiles, “you pick.” You panic. What now?! If you pick the least expensive you’ll look cheap. If you pick the most expensive you’ll look like a gold-digger. Guys like white wine, right? Ugh! Help!
Tyler recommends a California Zinfandel, which he calls a “burly man’s wine.” Guys tend to love the bold juicy flavor of a good Zin (which can pair well with steak), and girls seem to be fans because it’s fruity, making it the perfect date wine. Not to mention Zins tend to have a higher alcohol content which can never hurt on a date, especially if it’s a first one.
Suggestion: 2011 Rock Wall Wine Co. Monte Rosso Reserve Zinfandel - $32
5. Where to Find a Fun Wine Event So You Can Learn More About Wine
Two words: Wine. Riot.
Tyler’s company The Second Glass, throws this super fun event called Wine Riot across the country, and it’s coming to Los Angeles THIS WEEKEND (5/9/-5/10). This isn’t your typical wine event, there’s a DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos and you can taste over 250 wines from all over the world, including the suggestions above. You can also learn more about wine with interactive booths and crash courses. They even made a promo code for HelloGiggles Readers! Use the code “HelloGiggles” you can get $10 off tickets! If you’re not in the LA area, check out their website for Wine Riot near you.