Wine Wipes

Happy #WineWednesday! Although I won’t be partaking today. I’m going in for part 2 of a root canal tomorrow and really don’t want to face the dentist with a wine headache. It’s bad enough going to the dentist (my greatest fear), so I’ll be saving the wine guzzling for after the torture session.

I’m back after a few years away from weekly wine blog posts. I’ve decided to bring back this fun event, but instead of reviewing wine, I’m highlighting wine and other liquor drinking gadgets.

Now here we go…

Can you believe this? Wine Wipes? These puppies remove that pesky red wine stain from your teeth. Their website is at if you’d like to buy.

Once upon a time, I knew someone who could use these wipes. Her teeth turned deep purple when she drank red wine. She had suffered from bulimia in her younger years and all the enamel on her teeth had been eaten away. So, if I ever see someone whip out Wine Wipes, guess where my mind is going?

Would I buy this product? No. First of all, I don’t even know if my teeth stain when I drink red wine, although I will probably check the next time I polish off a bottle. Well, if I remember. The main reason I’ll skip Wine Wipes is my ‘I don’t care’ attitude. That and once I would reach the point my teeth stain, I’m too tipsy to even think about whipping out some wipes to clean my teeth. And if I’m really drunk, I’ll likely pass out in bed without brushing my teeth. Anyway, my teeth are my last thought when I pop the cork. I guess this explains why I now need lots of root canals.

Wine Review: Fuente Elvira


This is my favorite blogging day of the week and I’m too happy to be back here, talking about the reds, the whites and the potential hangovers.

This week I’m starting off with a wine review for a summer favorite. I found this wine at Costco of all places. We frequent a Costco liquor store that’s good about showcasing wines of all flavors and prices. Me and the handy dandy Vivino app circle the selections and search for low-cost and interesting flavors.

Fuente Elvira’s Verdejo is all around good and the wine intensifies as it warms to room temperature, which is why I love it so much. It pairs with about everything including chocolate. I thinks it’s the spicy vanilla flavors that make it one of my new favorites.

4.5 out of 5

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#WineWednesday After #WineMonday

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!

Short Shelf Life

Today I educated myself on sulfite free wines, and I think I’ll pass on buying any in the future. We don’t have any allergies in our family to the stuff, so no need to drink it anyways.

Side note, one of the interesting things I learned is that wine has less sulfites than most dried fruit.

Main reason is because we maintain a pretty large collection of wine at any given time. Until today, I didn’t realize the stuff only has about a 6 month shelf life, even when it’s stored properly. And you have no idea how it’s been stored before you buy it. So, every time we buy sulfite free, we never drink it before it goes bad. I opened another bottle tonight with “suck your lips right off your face” pucker power. It’s even hard to keep the stuff around for guests with allergies who drop by unexpected.

Yeah, going forward, BYO sulfite-free wine to my house . . . and one with sulfites for Michael and me.

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