Wine 101: A Girl’s Guide To Wine & Pairing Pointers For Palate Perfection + Cheaper Than Health Care Workout

To me Saint Valentine’s Day is about my hubby, love… and WINE!

I’ve learnt to appreciate wine from young age. *No, my parents DIDN’T let me drink when I was 5!*  My great-grandfather made his own wine and my dad took after him; so whenever I visit my parents, they always have a bottle of home wine at the table for us to savor.

Anyhow… back to Saint Valentines. To me, it is the day when I make a point to show my appreciation for the love of my life. I don’t really care for gifts, even though I love giving *but not shopping forthem. I am also not very keen on going out for supper that day because… well… it’s just too many cheesy people in there that day! Haha! *On a side note, there are always two camps out there: 1 – couples who are super lovey dovey, just a ted too much, for everyone to see, 2 – single waitresses who are hating on those couples for how happy they are, which I find hilarious!* Gosh, I get distracted too easily… back to the story… So I like to have a romantic dinner at home with a nice bottle of wine *There! HA! I finished my story haha!*

However, sometimes I do find it intimidating to find a good bottle of wine because there are sooo many choices out there. Plus, buying wine based only on price… well.. it’s just silly!

Here is a quick Wine 101 for you *and me*!

wine 101


And here is a little help on how to pair wine and food properly.



Today’s workout

Warm up by jumping rope for 15 minutes

Do each of the following for 1 minute:

Recover for 3 minutes. Repeat cycle 3 times.

I am also supposed to do 40 minutes on a bike; however, because I won’t be able to get to the gym, I decided to do this super intense 60-minute Tabata workout.

Quit whining

I’m sorry, I just HAD to share this picture with you, it’s just too funny not to!

What is your favorite type of wine? How do you like to spend your Valentine’s day?


Filed under Fitness, Health, Kitchen Adventures

13 responses to “Wine 101: A Girl’s Guide To Wine & Pairing Pointers For Palate Perfection + Cheaper Than Health Care Workout

  1. THis entire post makes my whole day – not just a tribute to wine (holy crap, I have been doing it ALL WRONG), but because I am totally going to do today’s workout to burn off all the wine I’m intending to drink on Friday.

    Because that’s totally how health and science works, right?


  2. I loved this post. My favorite wine is Riesling. I was introduced to it a few years ago while in Germany and that is my go to wine now!! I also like Pinot Noir for red.

  3. So interesting! I’m not a big wine drinker but I do love a wine called Chocolate Lab! ( Maybe because I like chocolate and I have a Labrador..haha) and the bottle it comes in is Super cute! I like to spend Valentines day much like yourself. I’m not all about going to an expensive restaurant. I much prefer staying home and eating Chinese take out. Okay I may be a little boring!

  4. I love this post! I am a wine hound, lol! Definitely keeping this for reference… And trying that workout! Thanks girl!

  5. Michelle Ameno

    I love this! Great breakdown for a girl who knows pretty much nothing about wine, with the exception of a few facts about some of my favorites. Thanks!

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