What Every Grown Woman Should Know About Wine

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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.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636453414 Amanda Lindsey

    I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like a Zin or a Malbec. The cheap ones are still tasty, but the good ones are GOOD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740605294 Jenny Martínez-Orozco Schmiedl

    Hi, I love your blog but I just wanted to give you a little heads up. I work in the Cava industry and the Cava name from Freixenet that you mentioned is actually a mix of two different names (they’re called Cordón Negro and Carta Nevada). Also, I’d like to point out that Cava is a kind of sparkling wine that is made following the same method as Champagne and that you can find it in different degrees os sweetness. Brut Nature is the driest (no sugar added), then Brut has a tiny bit of sugar, Dry has some more, Medium Dry more and the Sweet one (“dulce” in Spanish) is the sweetest one.
    I hope you find this info useful.
    Regards from Catalonia

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13003006 Gabi Conti

      Good to know! Thank you! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515169141 Ale Topete J

    Dolce is italian but it does mean sweet 😉

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13003006 Gabi Conti

      Ah just googled it, it’s “dulce” kind of close? Explains why I never did well in Spanish class. Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=622910331 Diana Martinez

    Good to know. Took notes of it.
    (btw, dolce is indeed sweet but not in Spanish but italian).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1048757581 Lissette Segovia Morales

    anything from Chile is good 😀

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000199002208 Tara Celine

    “Also if you can, try to use fresh squeezed orange juice or better yet the juice of an orange (you can really taste the difference).” Am I an idiot? Because I think that these are the same thing. Help?

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