1. lush \ˈləsh\, adj. having a pleasingly rich quality, opulent, sumptuous
2. lush \ˈləsh\, n. Slang. a person who is often drunk; swigger, swiller; wino

We win some. We lose some. We stay thirsty. Life's ups and downs call for gifts in glass bottles, ready to pour a little love into a Monday or a milestone. No matter your occasion, frustration, elation, or nation-- wine was intended to be shared amongst family, friends and foes; belly laughs and ugly cries; with fromage or french fries. Every pop of a cork or crack of a screw-top is an invitation to connect on the other side of an Instagram hole.

It’s time for fun, fresh wine info you can actually use… whether you’re shopping your corner liquor store or vineyard hopping on the Sicilian coast.

Join Sommelier Sarah Tracey (former Wine Director of Michelin-Starred Rouge Tomate Chelsea, and current wine expert for MarthaStewart.com) on a delicious journey through basic bottle knowledge to anything-but-basic wine explorations.

Grab a glass, settle in, and get ready to discover the swirling and bubbling benefits of living The Lush Life

Ready to pop the cork on your wine knowledge? Start here: