Become a Sommelier With This Seriously Genius App for Wine Lovers
You know when you go out to a restaurant and the wine list is so long it could pretty much be your next beach read? Even if that list displays each wine’s country or region, how is the average Joe supposed to know the difference between a French vintage and a Spanish one? We just want to know what will taste best with our spaghetti.
Enter: WineGlass. This seriously genius app makes you an instant wine expert by giving you an interactive version of that wine list right on your iPhone. All you’ve got to do is snap a picture of the wine list, and WineGlass not only gives you ratings and reviews from other users, but it also helps you pair your grapes with your food choices while staying within your budget. Andddd it’s only $5 at the app store.
Gone are the days of “I’ll just have Pino Grigio” because the confusion of picking another white wine is too much to bare. There will be no more anxiety over trying to impress your coworkers at a business dinner by choosing the second cheapest wine. (Admit it: We all have chosen the second cheapest wine at some point in our lives.) WineGlass allows you to skip sommelier school and gives you the confidence you need to grab a glass of vino on your own terms, and to that, we’ll gladly raise a glass.
Would you pay $5 to be an instant wine expert? Let us know how much easier your life would be with the WineGlass app in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!