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I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

Make yourself at home.

Cheers! What's Your Go-To Table Wine?

Claire Underwood. So elegant. So terrifying.

Last night, Matthew and I watched Somm: Into the Bottle. Even if you're not a wine aficionado, it's a worthwhile watch.

(I also highly recommend its predecessor, Somm, a film that's less about the wine and more about sommeliers. Warning: it's uber-stressful if you hate exams.)

The doc, while featuring some of the world's most exclusive bottles of wine, validated the simple act of enjoying a glass of vino, even if you have little-to-no wine knowledge. If you can identify layers and comment on how your drink has notes of dill, berry and tar — um?! — good for you. But if you solely imbibe because wine tastes good, well, that's really the point, isn't it?

And I happen to enjoy a glass (or two) or wine.

Anywho, the whole point of this post is that I'm nosey. Not nosey as in "I like to sniff my wine," but nosey as in "I wonder what other people are drinking."

At our place, you'll usually find one or both of these on our bookshelf/pantry:

Bear Flag Smooth Red Blend (California); Castillo de Monseran Garnacha, Carinena (Spain)

What's your go-to table wine, friends? (I'm talking about your affordable favourite to drink at any time with anything, not special bottles you pick up for anniversaries or dinner parties.) Which bottles do you buy in multiples?

P.S. Other wine docs on Netflix: A Year in Champagne and A Year in Burgundy.

Mmm. Doughnuts.

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