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Top 10 Absolute Worst Posts of 2012

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Wine Folly is nearing our 1 year anniversary.
This means a couple of things: That we are drinking a lot of wine. It also means that we’re taking a good hard look at what worked and what didn’t over the last year.

While slightly intoxicated we had an idea. (Likely a bad idea.) Why not celebrate our worst posts of 2012? Without further ado, we present to you…

Yep. We suck.


Top 10 Worst Posts of 2012


#10 The Champagne Spoon Trick Works.. If You Believe in Magic

A Champagne Spoon by Ruinart to Preserve Bubbles
It’s a fun little myth that a silver spoon can keep your Champagne nice and bubbly. We actually like this post, but the metrics tell us it’s a stinker. Oh well! (original post)


#9 Single Serving Tip: Reuse Small Wine Bottles

Small Wine Bottles
Remember that one time when you couldn’t finish a bottle of wine? (Yeah, neither do we.) Anyhow, a great way to keep leftover wine would be to store it in a smaller bottle. Not a popular idea. It’s apparently easier to finish the bottle than to labor over measuring it out and resealing it. (original post)


#8 Alternative Wine Closures

*sarcasm* OH WOW! Look at this cork? It’s so remarkably different than this cork! My oh my, great grandpa’s rubbery elephant ear, this is something remarkable! */sarcasm* You get as excited about corks as we do, right? No, apparently not. Bummer. (original post)


#7 Wine & Dine for Under $20: Veuve du Vernay

Wouldn’t it be great to get a full blown wine dinner out of $20? We thought so! Turns out, that’s pretty hard. I wouldn’t say it’s impossible, but you either sacrifice the wine or the dinner ingredients. In any case, we think most people found our pairing to be an incomplete meal. (original post)


#6 Wine Coolers: Not wine. Not cool.

bartles & jaymes 1980s wine cooler ad
What? You don’t want to sit on a porch and drink a wine cooler..
with that old guy?
Come on! Wine coolers are ultra hip, am’i’right bro? (original post)
p.s. ice cold wine cooler, does that even make sense?


#5 Burgundy Wine Statistics [infographic]

Burgundy nerds unanimously (all 8 of them) celebrated our analytical infographic of last year’s sales. You see, the market share is really a product of the wine produced and the derivitive wine sales when compared to international promotions rather than the… **zzzZZZzz** (original post)


LAST CHANCE: It’s going to get really scary from here on out. You cannot unsee the following..


#4 Wine Buying Tips Everyone Should Know

pinkies up!
Does size really matter? Apparently everyone already knows. Illusions, Romans, fancy bottles and a 75% rule; what do these all have in common? Absolutely nothing. Put your pinkies up and your wine glasses back, it’s time to get gentlemanly. (original post)


#3 Zero-Waste Wineries Appeal to Spirit & Cocktail Lovers

A Zero Waste Winery converts wine making waste into brandy and grappa
Let’s save the world together. We’ll reuse everything. Glass bottles, cardboard boxes, rotten grapes, leftover wine after a tasting.. Wait, what? Ok, maybe not that. But how about a complicated directionless post that generalizes an entire industry and digresses to simple cocktails? (original post)


#2 T.G.I. Wine Haikus

Wine Haiku for a Wine Filled Friday
Hurry, someone grab an acoustic guitar, an old blanket and some candles. Let’s sit around in a circle and read poetry while we drink wine. Maybe.. if we drink enough, we can write some wine haikus! Certainly a great idea. (original post)


#1 Love in the Cellar: Cold & Wet

"Love in the Cellar" a bad wine
What parallels can we draw between wine and sex without it getting awkward? Let’s take that concept and package it in an anecdotal story about a life experience which lacks context for the reader. (original post)

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