Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by Jen Mueller

Wine and Sports: Two subjects everyone should be able to talk about.

Did you read the tag line for the blog and wonder, ‘why?’

Why should everyone be able to talk about both wine and sports?

Think about it from a business or professional standpoint, those two subjects are easy icebreakers and safe subjects to talk about during business dinners, or during daily interactions.

There are a lot of things you could talk about, but should you?  Especially if you’re enjoying a glass of wine.  It tends to be a social lubricant and make it easier to converse.  But just because you have the confidence to say anything that comes to mind doesn’t make it a good idea.  

If you plan to have a glass of wine or two while out with friends, clients or business associates make sure you have a plan in place.  Think about potential conversation topics to bring up and the hot button issues like money, politics, religion and sex that you want to steer away from.

That’s where sports conversations come in handy.  It’s not likely to cause angst, and it’s an easy transition point to get to know the people you’re with.

If you want an easy way to get up to speed on timely sports headlines check out the weekly conversation starters blog post that I publish every Monday.


Jen Mueller, America's Expert Talker, CEO Talk Sporty to Me


As for what I’m drinking this week – looking forward to opening a nice easy drinking bottle of Bramble Bump Red from JM Cellars.  I won’t be home much this week, which is why I’m choosing a wine that’s nice to sip on it’s own.  It’s one of the wines they’re currently tasting in Woodinville and if you haven’t stopped by it’s worth putting on your list.  The valet service makes parking a breeze and the folks in the tasting room couldn’t be nicer.





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