Find Your Balance

Discovering a harmonious relationship with work, home and wine

Wine is everywhere! It’s at the store, your best friend’s house, and even in the office for those late night work sessions. Its medicinal effects make after-hour business socials doable plus let you relax after a homework help session with your kids.

Here’s three situations where wine helps you brilliantly cope:


Kids

Break out the mommy juice and let the good times roll! After a particularly trying day, wine makes things just fine. No, better than fine. It’s soothing, low in calories (an average of 125 calories per five-ounce serving), and sharpens your math skills for those child-teaching moments.

  • On average, two people can finish an entire bottle of wine in less than two-and-a-half hours.
  • If an adult drinks one bottle of wine every week for his entire lifetime, he will consume nearly 3,000 bottles of wine!
  • Dry wine has zero fat with less than two grams of carbs. Sweet wine also has no fat and ranges from three to 39 grams of carbs.

Recommended wine for after the kids go to bed: a little glass of heavenly Pinot Grigio will soothe your mind, body and soul.


Home

Wine is an omnipresent prop in the movies. If it can star on the silver screen, then it definitely should make an appearance in your home. Here are some award-winning wine moments.

  • James Bond in Goldfinger: “My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ‘53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit.”
  • Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs: “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
  • The movie Sideways dramatically increased U.S. Pinot Noir sales much to the detriment of Merlot. An actual quote was “If anybody orders Merlot, I’m leaving.”

Recommended wine for some movie-time snuggling with a loved one: a full-bodied Malbec makes date night even more special.


Work

A bottle of red. A bottle of white. It all depends on your appetite. Singer Billy Joel’s words of wisdom ring true to serious wine connoisseurs. But it shouldn’t be work to select a wine; just enjoy it after your job is done. There’s no need to be a cork dork (that’s a person who talks too seriously about wine) when it comes to selecting the right wine, especially with the winter season upon us.

It’s up to you whether you experience a white winter (white wines with serious acidity cut through the heavier and richer foods served during colder months) or a red holiday (red wines warm you up thanks to your body’s reaction to the tannins and histamines found in the skins of red grapes.) Reminder: all work and no wine makes for a very dissatisfied employee!

Recommended wine for an after-work treat: a wonderfully tall pour of Spanish Rioja to make your exhausting day a distant memory.

Whether you need a break from work or home, wine is the perfect antidote that provides serenity beyond compare.


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