BY CARRIE HIRSCH
Unlike hurricane preparedness, when filling the bathtub with water is highly recommended, wine preparedness does not require filling the bathtub with wine, although riding out a storm with a fine Bordeaux could be quite enjoyable. Unless Bacchus, the God of wine, is secretly sitting on your shoulder while dining there’s a chance you’re on your own when it comes to selecting from the wine list or bringing just the right bottle of bubbly to a party. No pressure, of course, but all eyes are on you!
Here are a few helpful steps you can take for wine preparedness: join a wine club, attend wine tastings at restaurants and other venues, then go to your local wine shop and ask questions - consider it a wine library where you can hit the bottle (and the books) and sample new and exciting wines.