Wines That Work

How To Show You Mean Business When Selecting Wine

There’s practically no such thing as a 9 to 5 job anymore. Work spills into all facets of life including meal time and after-hour gatherings. Longer days and non-stop meetings sometimes spell out the necessity for a glass of wine…or two.

Use some business savvy the next time you pair wine with work. Your selection could make all the difference when trying to close a deal or impress your boss.


Workin’ For A Living

The need to stay focused – while simultaneously enjoying yourself during this casual mid-day meeting time – is key. Since ordering a single glass of wine is acceptable, try something light like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or an Oregon State Pinot Noir. This will definitely prove to your lunch partner that you possess knowledge and style.

Takin’ Care Of Business

Happy hour meetings are typically neither happy nor last only an hour. If you get to order for the entire gang, choose the perfect wine that’s guaranteed to delight your co-workers and clients. Keep it simple yet diverse with the following breakdown:

• For younger colleagues: a sweet wine like a Mosel River Riesling
• For more mature women: a dry wine such as a Russian River Valley Chardonnay
• For the office trendsetters: a trendy wine like a Malbec or Shiraz
• For anyone and everyone: a classic favorite such as a Red Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State

She Works Hard For The Money

After working a full day, you need to kick it up at dinnertime with some extra effort in terms of mindset and wine selection. Choose an elegant and more refined wine that indicates you are a force to be reckoned with no matter what time of day. A $50 to $80 bottle of something classy – such as a Napa Valley Merlot, Alexander Valley Cabernet or a Bordeaux-style red – shows it’s time to get down to business.

The combination of wine and work is a must in today’s society. Know your audience – and your wine – to ensure a truly successful meeting.


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