Unwind with Wine

The last couple of days have been pretty stressful for me.  The best way to wind down and de-stress, at least for me, is with a glass or two of wine.  When the temperatures drop, it is even better to relax in front of the fire with that wine.  And to make it just perfect, add a good book to the mix.  Ahhhh!  Perfection!  This is the best way to unwind and get away from the world.

Wine is truly a gift from above and has been revered throughout the times.  Here are a few things that others have to say about the “nectars of the Gods”.

“Wine is like the incarnation – it is both divine and human”

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~ Paul Tillich, Philospoher and Theologian ~


“When it comes to wine, I tell people to throw away the vintage charts and invest in a corkscrew.  The best way to learn about wine is the drinking”.

~ Alexis Lichine, Wine Writer ~

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“To rich and poor alike hath He granted the delight of wine, that makes all pain to cease”.

~ Euripedes, one of the ancient Greek tragedians  ~


“Great wine requires a madman to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it”.

~ Salvador Dali, surrealist artist ~

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“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup.  All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped; but with others, drink the whole bottle”.

~ Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist ~

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

27 thoughts on “Unwind with Wine”

  1. Oh, and I have a food idea for you. So, we get Durham’s brand praline pecans here. Being in the South, I have no idea if this is available to you in Denver. But if you have access to pralines, they are the perfect – and I mean PERFECT – companion to sweet potatoes. I put the pralines in a plastic bag and crush them with a meat cleaver. Then I make pureed sweet potatoes like the traditional Thanksgiving dish to bake in the oven, but I put a layer of crushed pralines on the top. We did this as a whim last year, and it was a total game-changer with turkey.

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    1. SWEET!!!!!!! I LOVE making new friends. 🙂

      I am always on the lookout for guest chefs to feature. Please send me a recipe or two, along with pictures of your recipe(s) and at least 1 picture of you. Write whatever you like and tell whatever story you want that is associated with your recipe (optional) and send it to my email address at ljbjej@q.com That would be AWESOME!


  2. Nice post. After having spent many years in the Food and Beverage industry as a chef, restaurant manager, divisional F & B manager, wholesale wine and liquor sales it amazes me how people can sit and eat a fine meal and only drink coke or ice tea. ( OK I know some people have a problem with alcohol but drink water then so you can enjoy the true flavor of the food! ) Those beverages do nothing to enhance the meal. Wine is the kiss of the meal!

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