links for 2009-07-09

  • 'You could sign up for Wine Appreciation 101, but frankly, who has the time? Enter your friend, The Faker, who called on Tribune wine critic Bill Daley for his cheat sheet on pro-style ordering. Follow his script, look like you know your way around a pinot. And whatever you do, don't be afraid to fake it.'
    (tags: tips)
  • 'Wineries get it. They understand that readers send me angry e-mails when I write about $40 wines and tell me I'm a fine fella when I describe the joys of more frugal libations. So those wineries are putting out a great variety of good value wines at $15 and under.'
    (tags: bargains)

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