I blame those ads on parochial Manhattan ad agencies unaware that, anywhere south of Atlanta – meaning roughly one-third of the country – their ads are entirely inappropriate.
Rubbing it in, in fact.
So the Question of the Week is: How do we wine fans cope with the swelter season? On a 95-degree weekend, do we want to stand over a barbecue grill with a flame adding another 1,500 degrees?
And sip a glass of wine?
I have two coping tips. Then I’d like to hear yours.
1. Fire up the grill, pull it as close to the back door as is safe, stand in the open door with the AC turned down to 60 and a giant floor fan blasting it at you and sip an ice-cold glass of bubbly. At least your back will be cool.
2. When I’ve really had it, I put one of those artificial logs in my fireplace, light it, turn the AC down to zero and break out a flannel shirt and a bottle of port. People say South Florida is too hot to drink port. What do they know?
Do you have better ways to cope? Let me know. Click on the “comments” icon below.