Let’s start with the basics. In order to enjoy wine properly you need a wine glass (also known as stemware). And not just any wine glass, the shape of the wine glass and the material it is made of makes a big difference. According to the IneTours website, wine glasses with large, broad bowls are used for bold red wines with bigger bouquets and and narrower wine glasses are used for lighter white wines. If champagne is your beverage of choice then stick to a tall, slender glass. Why does all this matter? Well, the shape of the glass helps concentrate the aroma of the wine and the material of the wine glass helps aerate the wine. Whatever glass you choose make sure it has a stem so that you don’t get fingerprints on the bowl of the glass.
Absolutely! I think it was Mr. Thomas Watson Sr., founder of IBM, who said, “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” So failures and setbacks and mistakes are stepping stones towards greater and greater success. We need to ask ourselves: “What can we learn from this experience? How can we grow from this experience?” Because nothing really is a failure; everything is a learning experience.
The rookie left with a 2-1 lead – thanks largely to Aaron Rowand’s gunning down of Carlos Ruiz after a Shane Victorino single that looked like it would tie the game. Santiago Casilla, however, couldn’t provide the relief, allowing a two-out, two-strike double and debouchage a wild pitch into the stands, giving the Phillies a 4-2 lead. It could have been worse.
The club is made up of mostly married professionals who range in age from 30s to 60s. Each meeting is hosted by one of the members, who then decides the next book to be read. During the meeting, the women not only discuss the book, but also use the time to find out what is going on in each other’s lives, and enjoy wine and healthy snacks.
While getting to know her fellow book club members and developing friendships is a big part of Sterling’s book club experience, she says the club also offers a chance for intellectual stimulation.
Elian Herrera then walked to bring up Alex Castellanos, who smacked a 2-2 pitch deep into the hole that shortstop Chris Owings was able to knock down but not pick up as Wallach scored from third.
Kimberly Sterling has been a member of a book club for about two years. As president of a consulting group, her intense career and busy family life left her with little time or opportunity for socializing with others.
Make a seating chart. Avoid putting people who don’t get along near each other, and take into account who knows each other already. You may want to assign place cards so that your guests know where to sit.