Wine has the ability to be so much more than just a drink or an option when the cocktail list is sub par. Wine can be the simple reason to get together with someone. How many times did you want to just talk to someone for a while about everything and nothing, but you knew it would get awkward before it started if you just asked, "Hey can we talk?" Talk? Talk about what?! Did my gossip game get discovered? Did they find out I am two episodes ahead of them on GOT? WHY ARE THEY SO MAD!!?
This is where the wine comes in. Follow along. Instead of asking "Hey, can we talk?" causing the other person to produce nervous tiny beads of what did I do wrong upper lip sweat, you can just say,"Hey I just picked up a GSM from this new website Brix and Barrel, want to come over?" See? The difference? Nowhere was talking even mentioned! This works well for friends, co-workers, and especially potential BAE's.
Here are a few wines to try based on the potential topic of conversation:
New Business Chats: Paydirt - Going for Broke
Vacation Planning: Day Owl Rose
Movies and TV: Francis Coppola Reserve Petit Syrah
Politics: Exitus Bourbon Barrel Aged