Welcome back to #WineWednesday! Nothing to really add but the picture below. Love this idea although I think it’ll be kinda hard to drink from this, considering the size of a bottle. Anyways, I’ll be spending much of my day tweeting and looking for something to talk about next week. With the Christmas holiday coming up, shouldn’t be too hard. ENJOY your #WineWednesday!
I’m doing something different this week. I’ve been so busy I couldn’t think what to write, so God intervened. I was reading The Bible and ran across Luke 5:33-39 a few days ago:
Jesus Questioned About Fasting
33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”
34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.”
36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’”
So . . . yeah . . . Jesus includes wine in his parable . . . so what’s your point?
We all get too comfortable and set in our ways and beliefs whether we apply this passage to our faith or everyday life. I’m giving us all something to think about while we enjoy a glass of white or red this Wine Wednesday. Look inside yourself for your own comfort zone and seek ways to venture outside of it. Drop back tomorrow and share on what you find out about yourself.
I had an awesomely fun #WineMonday with our new Visionary Press Cooperative member, Rebekah Welch, The Colorado Connector. Rebekah has recently taken over our Marketing and we got together to finish her orientation. I have to say that as VPC grows, and as we bring in new members and authors, I’m really tempted to put wine in our orientations agenda, even if it adds a few extra days to actually get it done. Anyways, this #WineWednesday ain’t happening for me outside of Twitter this week due to my overdoing #WineMonday. My goal is to follow a few more winos like myself and figure out what to write in next week’s post. Enjoy your day!
#WineWednesday returns with wine in a box. We had to try Black Box after seeing the commercials. I guess every now and then marketing works. Things sure are changing in the world of wine. Last time I had wine in a box was at Thanksgiving years ago and it was the standard Franzia we all know so well. Have you seen the selection of boxed wine in the liquor and grocery stores the last few years? Oh my!
The process of boxing wine was invented in 1965. WOW! That long ago. And I thought boxed wine was an invention of the 80s. Oh, no, that’s when I first became a wino and the idea of more wine in one container was like Christmas.
Anyways, back to Black Box, it ain’t too bad. I wasn’t overly impressed with their Chardonnay, as in it was good but nothing to brag about. Their Pinot Grigio was much better.
Also interesting is that it prevents oxidation of the wine during dispensing and keeps the wine fresher for longer. Hey, orginic winemakers, you might want to think about moving to the bag.
Right now I’m sipping on Lindeman’s out of a box and it’s pretty consistent with their bottled wines. The only drawback I’ve seen so far is that it’s harder to limit us to one bottle of wine causing more headaches.
I totally forgot about #WineWednesday yesterday, so the post I had planned for this week will have to wait until next week. I did, however, come across these bacon socks on the Pinup Girl Clothing website. They got me to wondering if there are wine socks, which there are. What I also found was the best way ever to give socks as a gift. I mean, seriously, who really likes receiving socks as a birthday or Christmas present anyways. This way you’re double gifting at least one enjoyable gift and saving the environment from all that gift wrapping at the same time. This would easily work with just about any type of liquor. In my case, it will be bacon socks and liquor for all my friends this year at Christmas. I wonder if they make bacon gift tags?