Thirsty Thursday ~ August 11, 2011 – “10 good $15 bottles of wine …”

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


  • “Save Your Money… at Vintages” – via Winefox
  • “Midsummer wine round-up” – via the Swirl Girls
  • When in Rhône: the Ardèche’s best wine experiences” – via The Guardian
  • “10 good $15 bottles of wine that are easy to find” – via the Globe and Mail’s Beppi Crosariol

A Curious Coupling … That Works

Shoes & wine pairings

Don’t you believe shoes are the ultimate accessory to match with your wine so as to create the perfect tasting (and drinking) conditions? I do.

For the past 5 years I have developed an increasingly worrying addiction to shoes. I own only a few (although my closet is full) and most of the time I glance sideways at other women’s colourful sandals with envy. I sometimes even have to restrain myself from jumping and snatching the precious object from their feet. (True story).

In addition to that, I have lately tried to match my footwear not only to my outfit but to – increasingly random – situations: pink sneakers for grey sad days, platform shoes for rainy days (as a mean of elevation over the puddles) and I even remember taking off my slippers to slip into far less comfortable stilettos to drink champagne at home.

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