Today is the second installment in my Wine on Wednesday series, where I ask the characters from Blood Vine to introduce themselves and tell you about their favorite wines to ramp up for the Jan 8 release. Last week we met our hero Andre Maras. Today it’s our heroine Zoey Porter’s turn.
Hi Zoey, thanks for answering a few questions for me. How old are you? I’m about to turn thirty-one.
Where were you born? Ojai, CA.
What are your hobbies? Does P.R. count? Because, otherwise, I have no hobbies. Seriously. I work all the time. Okay, I do have a secret addiction to online poker, but that’s it, and I wouldn’t really call it a hobby.
What is your favorite wine? My colleague Lucas Bennett always says my palate is unrefined, but I do like a glass of red wine at the end of the day. I like red, and I’m not picky. I buy what’s on sale at the corner store, even if it has a screw cap.
Lucas is an official wine snob, but he can be a sweetheart, too. When I told him I like this inexpensive wine called Apothic Red, he bought me an entire case from Whole Foods. It’s perfect for the nights I sleep at home and want to unwind. Unlike Lucas, his brother Ethan insists I drink his top-shelf bourbon or hundred dollar bottles of wine, even though I could care less. But when I sleep at Ethan’s, it doesn’t matter much what I drink—I don’t need help relaxing.