Added an appendix to the wine journal:
The CURE: Moscato: inexpensive and acceptable
OTHER: Best paired with high calorie junk food.
2. THE SITUATION: Informal Dinner Party
THE CURE: Bring several bottles and serve the best first!
RED: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Cab blends
WHITE: Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
OTHER: Choose your selection based on the menu. Don't be cheap. Spend at least $8-15/bottle
3. THE SITUATION: Formal Dinner
THE CURE: RED: Malbec, Sangiovese, mediul/higher end Cab. Sav or Pinot Noir
WHITE: Bordeaux Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sparkling Wine
OTHER: Multiple bottles are a MUST! Count on 1-2 bottles/person
-White before Red
-Light before Heavy
-Dry before Sweet
-Simple before Complex
4. THE SITUATION: Get together with an unknown crowd and or menu
THE CURE: Inexpensive to mid range selctions
RED: mid range Pinot Noir
White: Pinot Grigio
OTHER: take at least 2 bottles and go with white first as more people like white initially.
5. THE SITUATION: Disdain
THE CURE: RED: Merlot **only**
WHITE: Chardonnay **only**
OTHER: No need for fancy stemwear as guests will not be staying long! "SOLO" (red cups) will do!
6. THE SITUATION: Poking fun at someone's lack of Wine IQ
THE CURE: Lambrusco, Arbor Mist (you get the fucking point)
OTHER: Please reference #5. RULE OF THUMB: If you can buy it in the same store you buy cigarettes or slurpees, it's a NOOOOO!!!!
7. THE SITUATION: Best friend fights
THE CURE: #1- Layer Cake- Malbec
#2- Tormenta- Cabernet Sauvignon
OTHER: MUST drink in this order! NO substitutions on wine choices. Both bottles MUST be consumed