Stuck in a rut as far as drinking wine from shoes at parties, or at home? Don’t know what new wines to serve in a shoe, or what shoe pairs with your old go-to favorite? Never fear, Mitchell the Gorko Sommelier is here with 3 great tips for guzzling wine from a shoe!
DON’T JUST DRINK FROM THE SHOE, USE THE SUCKER TO DECANT YOUR SWEET VINO
Hello wine aficionado friends and wine tiros alike. Many people make the mistake of just popping open a bottle of Montas Alfa Romeo Syrah 2008 and serving it right into their shoe. Don’t be like those people. Let your wine breathe for at least fifteen minutes in a size 10+ chunky mule heel or lobster claw, and then enjoy!
RED WITH RED, WHITE WITH WHITE
NEVER MIX. Many people, already sloppily drunk at the office party, think that the color of their wine-shoe pairing doesn’t matter. These people are slobs and should be discalced. The simple rule of thumb for properly guzzling wine from a shoe is red wine from red shoes, white wine from white shoes. Rosés may be guzzled from any container you have at hand (or on foot).
DON’T SHY AWAY FROM OPEN TOE SHOES FOR SIPPING WINES
Another classic mistake is to think that open toe shoes are no pairing for a summer sipping wine such as your favorite pinot or chard. They insist on closed stilettos or a chubby pump, but hold up just a second, girlfriend. My favorite shoe for summer sipping is a black Jimmy Foo open toe stiletto, a perfect pairing for my favorite dry reisling.