Need a good wine app? Try Vivino!

While it’s sometimes embarrassing to whip out my phone and take pictures of the wine I’m drinking, it’s also necessary in order to keep track of new and exciting wines. So imagine my happiness when I found Vivino. Tasting notes, prices, ratings, the works, all in one little app - and sharable, too! You’ll love it.

Cheers!

Harry Potter Cocktails: Get Past the Butterbeer

Harry Potter Cocktails: Get Past the Butterbeer

When it comes to Harry Potter-themed beverages, it doesn't have to be butterbeer all the time, folks.

With a flick of the want, er, cocktail spoon, you can dream up some truly magical beverage pairings for each of the seven novels—with recipes, to boot. Book Riot will show you.

Accio, Rosemary Gin Fizz!

Accio Gin Fizz - Harry Potter

Drinking wine engages the brain more than any other human behavior, says The Daily Mail

When your bestie Laura Benedict sends you an article, you best sit down and read it.

Especially when the headline reads "A glass of Merlot can give your brain a workout."

YUP. That's what a Yale neuroscientist told The Daily Mail

We all know wine is super complex. From tannins to terroir and everything in between, wine is made of a zillion compounds, and those compounds can trigger sensory and emotional responses in the brain.

Said neuroscientist also thinks we should drink every last drop—and this is why.

Pretty compelling stuff, folks.

Cab Franc or Cab Sauv?

photo credit:  Vine Pair

photo credit: Vine Pair

Cabernet Sauvignon. It's one of the most popular reds, especially in America. If you reach for a wine list in any restaurant, chances are if you don't find anything else, you'll at least have a Cabernet Sauvignon to sample.

But perhaps there's a better choice out there, something a bit more versatile.

Perhaps we all should be drinking Cabernet Franc instead. Vine Pair dishes on why.

These "Game of Throne" Wines Will See You Through Your Next Binge

Photo Credit: AP Relax/Businesswire

Photo Credit: AP Relax/Businesswire

The intersection of art and commerce can sometimes be fraught. But sometimes it's a beautiful thing.

Score 1 for the "Beautiful" column with these Game of Thrones-themed wines.

I drink and I know things (Tyrion is the BEST)

Perfect, right? Now you can drink alongside your favorite buddy, Tyrion, to George R. R. Martin-approved libations. They'll certainly enhance your viewing experience, right? I'm sure these wines will also pair beautifully with the Game of Thrones Cookbook.

More Wine (yaaas Queen Cersei)

Sorry, I couldn't resist.