Category: wine lovers


Sponsored Post: Vamp It Up With Vixen Syrah

November 28th, 2011 — 9:32pm

As I mentioned over the weekend, one of my resolutions this holiday season is to ramp up the mingling and recharge my dating routine. Of course, that means getting my flirt on — which is why I was excited to hear about Naked Winery’s Unleash Your Inner Vixen campaign promoting its new Vixen Syrah.

Part of what makes this such a festive time of year is the chance to mingle and get in touch with your inner holiday goddess (case in point: from JLo’s stylish new line at Kohl’s that I just bought). And, of course, there are the opportunities for celebrating the season with the perfect bottle of wine. When it comes to reds, Syrah is one of my favorite varietals. Naked Winery’s Vixen is big, earthy Syrah — with smoky, red raspberry and early season black cherry on the nose and a medium long finish. As the back of the bottle says—

“Vixen, our foxy wine, is coy at first then comes on strong with elements of blackberry and some cherry.”

If you’re entertaining, the wine pairs perfectly with a reserve white cheddar or parmigiano reggiano with slices of Italian salami. For the single gal, it’s the perfect complement to girls night in, setting the mood on a date or treating yourself to a wine that ignites the senses with silky tannins that bite and hold on. With its playful packaging and rich flavor, Vixen Syrah is also a great gift and Naked Winery is offering a gift of its own this season – a 30-percent discount on all purchases of Vixen.

To take advantage of the offer, head on over to Naked Winery’s website and use discount code single. Cheers to a fun, flirty holiday season!

| holiday parties, holiday shopping, wine lovers

Singles Soirée At My Place

October 23rd, 2009 — 4:04pm

Last weekend, I hosted a little singles party at my place.

The last time I threw a singles gathering, an ex’s best friend ended up naked uninvited in my bed. Thankfully, Friday’s event didn’t lead to any similar exhibitionist displays – unless you count a faux marriage proposal induced by a little too much wine (see below).

About 15 people attended my soirée, a perfectly co-ed combination of friends and friends of friends, including charming radiologist Jacques. Jacques and I met through JDate.com and went out on a date last spring.

Since romance wasn’t in the cards for us, we opted to stay in touch. He brought two charming, adorable male friends who added to the convivial vibe.

J-Schoolers Unite: Carl, Eddie and me at my singles soiree

Fellow Columbia j-school alums Eddie and Carl talked about their exciting new online venture, while galpal Andrea shared some of the wild tales which inspired her to start her new blog. Even as a diehard New Yorker who adores her hometown, I have to admit her “so over it” stories are hilarious.

As the evening unfolded, a wine connoisseur pal was openly curious about who had brought a particular great vintage from Spain. Eventually, the mystery buyer was revealed to be my good friend Leila, which prompted Mr. Oenophile to get down on one knee and ask in jest for her hand.

Though — this amusing moment notwithstanding — no love connections were made, the party was a delightful affair. And a fun reminder that, in a city as big as New York, it’s often easier to expand your social circle when the crowd is a small one.

| Columbia University, JDate.com, journalism school, online startups, singles events, singles parties, wine lovers

Singles Soirée At My Place

October 23rd, 2009 — 11:04am

Last weekend, I hosted a little singles party at my place.

The last time I threw a singles gathering, an ex’s best friend ended up naked uninvited in my bed. Thankfully, Friday’s event didn’t lead to any similar exhibitionist displays – unless you count a faux marriage proposal induced by a little too much wine (see below).

About 15 people attended my soirée, a perfectly co-ed combination of friends and friends of friends, including charming radiologist Jacques. Jacques and I met through JDate.com and went out on a date last spring.

Since romance wasn’t in the cards for us, we opted to stay in touch. He brought two charming, adorable male friends who added to the convivial vibe.

J-Schoolers Unite: Carl, Eddie and me at my singles soiree

Fellow Columbia j-school alums Eddie and Carl talked about their exciting new online venture, while galpal Andrea shared some of the wild tales which inspired her to start her new blog. Even as a diehard New Yorker who adores her hometown, I have to admit her “so over it” stories are hilarious.

As the evening unfolded, a wine connoisseur pal was openly curious about who had brought a particular great vintage from Spain. Eventually, the mystery buyer was revealed to be my good friend Leila, which prompted Mr. Oenophile to get down on one knee and ask in jest for her hand.

Though — this amusing moment notwithstanding — no love connections were made, the party was a delightful affair. And a fun reminder that, in a city as big as New York, it’s often easier to expand your social circle when the crowd is a small one.

| Columbia University, JDate.com, journalism school, online startups, singles events, singles parties, wine lovers

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