Announcing Wine Blogging Wednesday #77: “A Glass After A Bad Day At Work”

While today is normally “Mailbag Monday” at A Glass After Work, I’m going to skip it this week in favor of an exciting announcement…I’m hosting Wine Blogging Wednesday #77!

For those of you who are new to Wine Blogging Wednesday (WBW), it is a designated day for wine lovers all over the globe to write on the same wine-related topic—essentially, a virtual wine tasting with a central theme.  You don’t have to be a regular wine blogger to participate, but your post (or blog comments, tweets, pins, etc.) should obviously be about this month’s topic.

So, without further ado, the theme for WBW #77 is “A Glass After A Bad Day At Work.”

We’ve all been there.  You snooze one too many times, immediately making yourself late, only to get onto a crowded metro train that breaks down and has to be offloaded (or, for those of you who drive to work, only to discover there is an 4-car pile-up that shut down the road you use for your commute).  By the time you arrive at the office, you’re really late, but ready to get working.  You start making progress and think the day might be turning around when that Blue Screen of Death pops up and gives you the virtual middle finger, erasing everything you just accomplished because you were so focused you hadn’t saved the document in over an hour.  It’s the perfect moment for you and your coworker to grab lunch because if you don’t walk away from the computer, you run the risk of chucking it out the window.  As the two of you walk out of the office, you turn to your coworker and say, “It’s only noon, but it’s been one of those days.  I could use a glass of wine.”

The question is, when you finally make it home, what glass of wine do you drink and why?  Is it an inexpensive sparkly to help lift the gloom of the day?  Maybe a brooding cult Cab to fit your dark mood?  Or, is it that expensive bottle you put aside for a special occasion but open just because you need something special?

Posts or comments should include what wine you open, why you picked that wine to wash away your bad day, and the price (or suggested retail price) of the wine.  There are no restrictions on price, country, varietal, etc.  The sky is the limit.  You just need to give us all the details so we can find the wine for after our own bad day.

On May 23, 2012, let me know your wine choice by:

Regardless of how you decide to let me know, be sure to include the link to your blog post if you write one.  I would hate to miss linking it in the WBW #77 wrap-up.

I’d like to give a special thanks to WBW organizers Tim Elliott and Lenn Thompson for allowing me to host my first WBW.  I’ve been a frequent participant, but there is something particularly exciting about being on the other side of this fun event.

And with that, here’s hoping it’s a just a hypothetical rough day at work that inspires your post.



  1. says

    Cool series!

    There’s a brand of wine from Trader Joe’s, I think it’s called Coastal? That is my new favorite wine. For a “cheap” bottle it’s actually incredibly delicious.

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