15 Thoughts You Have in a Wine Store


Jenn came down to Sarasota for a visit recently — because, yes, even though we work together and are in touch, like, all day err’day, we only actually see each other a couple of times a year in the flesh — and we had a strict agenda. We had official business to conduct, big decisions to be made, and content to map out. But we also scheduled some time for fun.
(No, I don’t think that’s weird. Fun that you’ve appropriated time for is the best fun of all! #nerdsunite)
Anyway, in addition to a little goat yoga and a sunny afternoon out on the water, I also had a surprise for her — a trip to my local Total Wine, which is, honestly, a wine megastore. Like, to the point where I’m sure it’s intimidating to someone who knows nothing about wine other than the fact that it comes in three colors, but since Jenn really knows (and really, really loves) wine, it was a fun adventure. We strolled past the $900 champagne, perused the rosés, checked out the chardonnay, did a little tasting, and about an hour later, made our purchases. It was an awesome way to spend a rainy afternoon.
And it was truly an experience — one that warrants some gifs!

15 Thoughts You Have in a Wine Store

1. Upon arrival: I’m just gonna grab a bottle real quick.

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2. Upon entering the store: WHOA.

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3. Looking around: Okay, okay. Stay on task. Just get what you came for.

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4. Oh, but wait, what’s that? And what is this? And hey, look!

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5. Wait, no. I’m sticking to the plan. Moving along to the discount sauv blanc.

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6. Oh, but that label is SO COOL.

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7. But it’s not what I came for.

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8. But … well, let me just see what the description says.

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9. Fine. One bottle. Now, I’m getting what I came for and getting outta here.

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10. Oooh, a tasting! I can show off my knowledge.

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11. Don’t mind if I do.

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12. Don’t be stingy, now. I know you’ve got plenty more back there.

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13. Okay, now, what was I here for? Oh, yeah.

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14. Right after I make a quick pass by the syrah.

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15. Yeah … I’m gonna need a cart.

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Hey, what do you expect? Some girls spend a lot of time shopping for fancy shoes, or purses, or jewelry. Around here, we’re more into scouring the shelves for high-quality, mid-priced wine. (Or low. Cheap, actually, if it’s still good. It comes in a box, you say? If Wine Spectator still says it’s potable, it sounds good enough for a Wednesday wine!) Kristen

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  1. Leica says:

    I have run into all of these so many times! Even when I know which wine I would like to buy, I am still lured into perusing other wines! This is classic XD

  2. Funny stuff! Thanks for the Monday morning laught.