Wine Down and Chill with the Ugly Grape

By Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on April 26, 2019

Are you “so over it” when it comes to wine blogs featuring bottles that are ridiculously priced and available in only one or two zip codes?

Then check back each Friday for our weekly edition of  “Wine Down for the Weekend.” We make dining- or dating-in as much fun as it is to skim over this column. Wink!

Read on for an affordable wine suggestion paired with an insta-dinner that needs only five ingredients. And of course, we also suggest something to watch. We’re here to help you sit back, wine down and chill.

Anything but ugly

Today’s theme anchors around the concept of stretching your mind. It’s time to think a little more expansively. Can ugly be pretty? Absolutely! Everything is in the eye, heart, and mind of the beholder. If Viogniers are as ugly as it gets, then this is really gonna be good! Keep reading to hear more about how you can wine down and chill.

The ugly grape

Disclaimer – I happen to really like redheads. In fact, I used to be one!

By Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Dr. Loralyn Mears is a Columnist at Grit Daily and a podcast host (The Grit Files, which aims to shine the spotlight on female founders). She is a content marketer, founder of the WORKtech startup, STEERus, specializing in personal and professional development to address gaps in soft skills - communication in particular. In her consultancy practice, she helps clients with content and strategy. Loralyn spent over a decade playing with mosquito DNA, got her PhD, decided she would rather market science than be at the bench and has never looked back. Along the way, she’s wined and dined her way around the globe. She's authored two books, including the 2018 Gold Medal Indie Book award-winning, One Sip At a Time: a Memoir and the hard science thriller, "The Battle for Humanity: How Science Saved Us." 

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