Try this Simple Test to Find Out What’s Your Favorite Wine

I once got asked on live radio, “what’s the best Lebanese wine ever?” and that wasn’t the first or last time someone asks me that. Everyone wants to know my input on what my favorite wine is so that they can enjoy it. And this gets me confused. Allow me to explain why. Continue reading “Try this Simple Test to Find Out What’s Your Favorite Wine”

This is The Truth About Aging Wine, and It Will Shock You

We’ve all grown up to the idea that “wine improves with age”. I’m pretty sure most of you own at least one bottle of red wine that you’ve kept for long, long years, leaving it for a special occasion. Now, what would you say if I told you that it probably tastes really… bleeehh by now? Yup. That’s a fact. Shocked?

Less than 10% of the wine produced worldwide is made to be aged. Contrary to what you may think – and thank God! – spending more money on a bottle of wine does not guarantee that it will age well. Actually, most wines made today do not get better with age and are not made to live long at all, no matter the price tag. Continue reading “This is The Truth About Aging Wine, and It Will Shock You”

6 Independent Lebanese Wineries I Discovered around Christmas

I honestly don’t look for new wineries. Honestly, I don’t. I mean, I’m too busy trying the ones I already know about. And yet I seem to stumble upon a couple of new wineries every month or so. For instance, only last month during Christmas season, I stumbled across not one, not two, but six new Lebanese wineries. Well, I should say “new to me”, as a few of them aren’t new at all. I should also mention that while I used to be so surprised at discovering new Lebanese wineries before, nowadays I’m not surprised at all, but just excited for them. Bravo *clapping*! This teeny tiny country now has 60+ wineries. Continue reading “6 Independent Lebanese Wineries I Discovered around Christmas”

Drunk Driving Chapter 4: A Lesson in Safety with Kunhadi

*This article was written in collaboration with Kunhadi.org

Previously on the blog, Chapter 1: A Lesson in Friendship, Chapter 2: A Lesson in Law, and Chapter 3: A Lesson in Science.

Now that we’ve already had ‘The Talk’ with your friends, and examined the law and the science available on drunk driving, it’s time to suit up with some bulletproof safety tips to get you – and everyone with you – back home alive and in one piece.

As such, today’s blog post is a lesson in safety. Odds are you’ve already made plans to drink this week, so how about you make plans to not drive drunk? Continue reading “Drunk Driving Chapter 4: A Lesson in Safety with Kunhadi”

Drunk Driving Chapter 3: A Lesson in Science with Kunhadi

*This article was written in collaboration with Kunhadi.org

Previously on the blog, Chapter 1: A Lesson in Friendship, and Chapter 2: A Lesson in Law.

People often ask how much is a safe amount to drink before driving. The straightforward answer is that the only truly safe limit is none. Any amount of alcohol can and will affect you. You must also be aware that you could still be over the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit the morning after the party. You might feel fine, but the alcohol’s there and it can affect your driving. Continue reading “Drunk Driving Chapter 3: A Lesson in Science with Kunhadi”