• Jake Sawyer

5 Situations When Red Wine Is Utterly Essential

Discover your reason for the red. As far as we know, red wine is always a good idea, but there are moments when it’s not just an idea, but an essential.


When you think about it, there are certain times when going without wine is really just the worst possible choice you can make. We know it seems like red wine is utterly essential all the time, but that’s just not the case. Obviously, you don’t want to drink half a bottle of wine before you operate heavy machinery or if you’re pregnant or may become pregnant… at least that’s the FDA’s take on things.


On our end, we think there are a few instances where having red wine is like having opposable thumbs, it’s impossible to live without.


In particular, there are five common scenarios where having a bottle of red on deck is more important than paying your credit card bill on time.


When push comes to shove, it’s good to have some options that will keep your wallet full so you can queue up a bottle of red wine without making a dent in your most recent paycheck.


At Handoff, we’re all too familiar with the feeling, so we implemented a super smooth way for you to discover affordable wine and get your hands on a bottle of red for those necessary moments.


You have two options to shop affordable red wines within the Handoff app:


🍷 Type “Red wine under $20” into the text box at the bottom of your screen.


🍷 Hit the marketplace button in the bottom left corner, and under “Things to Try” select “Red Wine Under $20”


From here, the only thing left to do is pick one that jumps out at you, and polish your favorite glass.


As always, Handoff is at your beck and call when you need us. Without further ado, here are five scenarios where you’ll really want to have some red wine on hand, and of course, some suggestions from the beverage experts @handofftech


😱 Hanging Out With Your In-Laws: Apothic Red


Picture this… you’re spouse forgets to tell you you’re supposed to go to your in-laws house for dinner tonight. What?! You’d prefer to have a bit more of a heads up. That’s for sure. But sometimes things slip through the cracks. To keep a level head, you’ll likely want a glass or two of red wine that’s sure to satisfy your in-laws just as much as it satisfies you. The Apothic Red is a fool-proof way to go.


🌹Watching The Bachelor or Bachelorette: Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon


Your friends are on the way over to watch the drama unfold, judge some outfits, and chit-chat through the mushy parts. To shape your bachelor commentary into peak form, you’re going to want a little bit of cab sauv. Josh Cellars Cab Sauv is scientifically proven to make you funnier, so when things heat up in the Bachelor, your jokes catch fire! In all seriousness though, what kind of Bach loyalist are you if you aren’t watching the Bachelor with a glass of wine in your hand?


🎲 Mid-Week Game Night: Alamos Malbec


Game Nights are an event as old as time. However, sometimes they land in the middle of the week. The last thing you want is to get fed up with the annoying soul who managed to buy Boardwalk and Park Place within their first two trips around the Monopoly Board. Conveniently, the Alamos Malbec is exactly what you need to pass GO, collect $200 and refill your glass. Next time you land on Boardwalk, you’ll be able to afford the life of luxury since you saved money on this deliciously affordable red wine.


💑 A Second Date: Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon


Everyone behaves themselves on a first date. But if you find someone you want to take out for round two, red wine is going to be completely necessary. A second date could be the first step toward the rest of your life with someone special. That can be pretty nerve-racking unless you have a bottle of Dark Horse Cab Sauv on deck. Red wine also happens to be a natural aphrodisiac, so if all goes according to plan... well, you know.


📅 Days ending with ‘Y’: The Pinot Project Pinot Noir


There are a few wines out there that just scratch your itch every time you take a sip, you know? However, it’s hard to find wine in the consistent itch scratching category for a reasonable price. Enter, Pinot Project Pinot Noir. Now we’re talkin’. 🎵♪ Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall… all you have to do is call… and we’ll be there, yes we will, you’ve got a friend (in Handoff). 🎵♪ James Taylor lyrics aside, getting a bottle of Pinot Project Pinot Noir is never a bad call whenever there’s a day that happens. Days happen all the time. What we’re saying is that this wine is never a bad idea to have around.


To discover a plethora of affordable red wines, just open the Handoff app, and peruse at your convenience. Trust us, there’s no lack of options here, but we decided we would make them easier for you to find.


Bottoms up! 🍷


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