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I’m all-in this Wine Wednesday with Ace in the Hole

Host your next poker night with Ace in the Hole! Use this bottle of red wine as poker table decor or go all-in and serve at room temperature. Get your poker face on this Wine Wednesday!

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Hello, it’s me Bad to the Blonde – Dani on the Daily.  I have my poker face on for this Wine Wednesday edition (and the next Poker night you host, you should too!). I’m all-in Lady Gaga style – assuming she’s an avid, professional wine drinker and party host like myself. Maybe singing is my “Ace in the Hole” and I just haven’t been discovered yet? Wouldn’t that be a bad beat story…

Before we go any further, we need to know the meaning of ace in the hole. Ok, maybe I just had to Google it. But if you don’t know, now you know, that it means either an ace dealt and held face down, especially in stud poke, or an advantage or a resource kept back until the proper opportunity presents itself:

Now that we know the definitions, let me be straight with you in relation to the first one. I have yet to learn how to play poker so maybe when I uncork this bottle of wine I’ll grab a deck of cards, pour myself a glass of this bad ass red, and YouTube “how to play poker”. Alone. Then again, it’s not drinking alone if the dogs are home!

Second, I think we all have our ace in the hole. (Or several of them.) If you’re not into poker and card games, hopefully this blog will inspire you to find whatever your ace of the hole is when that opportunity presents itself. But, back to poker because this is too easy…

It’s time to draw one hot, full bodied red because the opportunity presents itself, and I am your wine dealer. This is not one bottle you want to burn – so shuffle your cards boys and girls, and plan to host poker night.

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Poker night table decor

Action! This Ace in the Hole red wine is going to raise your next poker night as party host! Maybe that is your ace in the hole – being a bad ass party host? I would rather just show up. With good, fun wine in hand. But however you look at it, don’t let the odds be against you. You will be sure to win the next heads-up with this bottle a part of your party. Pay me later…or click any of my links.

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It’s clearly too hot for me to be outside by the pool playing poker in this Arizona heat but the opportunity once against presented itself and here we are. Not to rub it in or anything, but here’s a reminder that your summer is about to fold and mine will continue on like a new hand! (But I am ready for what I like to call “red wine season”.)

I suggest you store a set of these bottles in the ol’ wine cellar because it’s perfect poker night party table decor and you don’t want to run out when it’s your turn! Straight DIY centerpiece this shit because the label has done the work for you. Just don’t forget a bottle opener for the showdown. And a few extra trips. Man, I am good at this! Three extra bottles should be plenty to have on hand – but I can help with that part because the food pairing is on you – it pairs well with lentil and sausage stew. Since I am a vegetarian (90% of the time) I’ll skip the sausage. But it’s up to you to not let this wine be a flop!

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Winc is not a counterfeit

Winc is a wine club with no commitment – which is rare. Though often imitated, it’s never duplicated. Trust me but check yourself. Every winery I’ve visited (Sedona wine country to Monterey) have required like four shipments a year at $100-200 a shipment of like four bottles. Not Winc! The only time my monthly shipment was “up there in price” was because I ordered a case…of 12 bottles of Summer Water.

Never did I think of my modeling would come to modeling with wine and talking about poker! Look at me now! Phoenix blogger and wine vlogger! Never limit yourself. Go all in. Reach for the wine…

Keep this in your side pot. I mean, wine storage for poker night. It really does pair great!

Winc connects you to a world of exclusive wines tailored to your tastes and delivered directly to your door without an ante! You save 10% on a case of 12 bottles. Satisfaction is guaranteed – you’ll never pay for a bottle you don’t like. (This has never happen to me, though.) This is the only wine club I have ever come across that is flexible – you can skip a month any time, free of charge! I do this often. I order a case. Then skip a few months and order another case. Click of a button or should I say “clink” of a button! I’m ridiculous.

Winc believes that wine is one of life’s simple pleasures. And we work hard to ensure that the experience of getting a great bottle of wine is as simple as enjoying one. Our team creates and curates over one hundred wines, so you can explore and shop with ease – and spend more time enjoying the wine in your glass.

You set your delivery presences. The number of bottles. The price you want to pay per bottle (Winc Featured is primarily $13/bottle or Winc Select starting at $14/bottle). The bottles you want. You don’t have to get a random assortment if you don’t want to! (But mix it up every once in a while and get a surprise box!)

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No-Limit, No Pot Odds

Want to skip your upcoming order? Click “skip a month” at least 48 hours before your next order date and your next order process date is instantly updated to next month. It is that simple! It is a wine club with no commitment. Simple as popping bottles.

Speaking of popping bottles for every 10 wines you rate, you’ll receive $10 in credits! Meaning $10 towards a bottle of wine! Free wine! Cheers to that! Clink!

It’s your call but wine from Winc is really a minimum amount of money for really great priced wine. Don’t check on it.  Pun not intended for once. Total poker joke.

I’ve been a  Winc wine club member for over a year ago. (This is the longest commitment of my life.) You’ll get fun, awesome bottles of wine just like this bottle of watermelon wine! I love Winc because of the labels! I love Winc because you actually learn about wine through the Winc Journals and recipe cards (with wine pairings) that come with your wines. I don’t know anything about wine – I just drink it. And take pictures with it. Ace in the hole!

Winc is a Royal Flush

This isn’t an expensive wine club! There isn’t a buy in like every other wine club out there either because this board is collaboration of people who just love to drink affordable, fun wine. I’ll string a bet or I wouldn’t be in it. Nor would I still be in it if it was. I like cheap wine. I like good wine. I like fun wine! Wines at the grocery store and liquor stores like Total Wine cost more. Especially, the good bottles of wine. You don’t have to commit or I wouldn’t be in it! I cannot commit to anything in my life.

Please support my Phoenix blogging and professional drinking career, by ordering some wine from Winc! In exchange, I promise that you are the button for your next poker night Don’t let a friend check-raise you. Again, I promise this wine will be a hit!

When you use any of my Winc links to join, just click Winc, you will earn a complimentary $20 of wine. Plus, I can do another Winc “Wine of the Week” because you sent me a free bottle! Cheers to you…and cheers to me! Draw out! Clink! Clink!

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A Blind Poker Wine

This 2016 Red Wine Blend, Paso Robles is the bubble. Host your next game night with this full body red – whether its the poker table decor or the main course. Skip slap the bag and opt-in for a fun, sit-and-go game instead! This wine should be savored and not slammed. The best part is, there in no prep involved and you can serve this wine at room temperature to bring out it’s ripe fruit, robust and luscious flavor.

However, if you like it sweeter wines give this one some time because it is on the dry red wine side of the poker table. But not too dry – consider it a blind wine. As a wine dealer, I would say this flavor is right in the middle. The 13.5% alcohol content might suffice for you though if the suit of the flavor doesn’t fit you. Then again, maybe you have no limit.

We all have our limit so just remember and it’s more fun to have a full house then to let your friends don’t let friends drink and drive.

Don’t be a rock when you host your next party for poker night when you can royal flush with Winc! Play this Paso Robles Ace in the Hole – full of dark, sultry fruit flavor – when you need a surewire win.

“Thus matters went on until four cards lay in front of each man, face up and one turned down. Not pair in sight and everyone thought each man had an ‘ace in the hole’.”

All-In

As summer comes to an end, everywhere but Arizona,…I am all-in with this bottle of red. Winc won the poker world series with this bottle of Ace in the Hole. You can’t draw any better than this. Order a flush. Check it out. I’ll put my money on it.

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Maybe it’s this bikini that’s my “Ace in the Hole”. Or the red lipstick. If nothing else the pair of the two sure helped to play up this blog post.

Little known fact, I was in a deck of cards once along with 51 other hot college girls. So I have the street cred to this post blog about cards and poker like I know what I am talking about. I have yet to learn to play poker though. Blackjack is more my thing. Solitaire. Slap Jack, too. Have you heard of Hands Down? My Grams recently passed away and that was the card game we always played with her. RIP Grams.

And now to fold with my favorite poker quote:

Poker is like sex, if you don’t have a good partner, you better have a good hand.

Or just drink wine good wine because it will make up for the bad sex. I added that last part. Clearly. Clink!

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The photos in this wine blog are courtesy of Arizona boudoir photographer and portrait retoucher, and selfie portrait expert Emily J Wilson Photography. She told me to indulge in my dream photo shoot. So I did here in Phoenix paradise paired with wine!

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I will be with you, right here, at Bad to the Blonde every Wednesday until I run out of wine…but I won’t because you joined Winc by now, right?

Until next time, keep it chilled. Keep it sexy.

Lady Gaga: Poker Face

I wanna hold ’em like they do in Texas plays
Fold ’em, let ’em, hit me, raise it baby stay with me (I love it)
Love Game intuition play the cards with spades to start
And after he’s been hooked I’ll play the one that’s on his heart
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh,
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She’s got me like nobody)
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She is gonna let nobody)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
P p p poker face, p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
I wanna roll with him a hard pair we will be
A little gambling is fun when you’re with me (I love it)
Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it’s love, if its not rough it isn’t fun, fun
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-e-oh-oh-oh,
I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She’s got me like nobody)
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She is gonna let nobody)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
I won’t tell you that I love you
Kiss or hug you
‘Cause I’m bluffing with my muffin
I’m not lying I’m just stunning with my love glue gunnin’
Just like a chick in the casino
Take your bank before I pay you out
I promise this, promise this
Check this hand cause I’m marvelous
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She’s got me like nobody)
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She is gonna let nobody)
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She’s got me like nobody)
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She is gonna let nobody)
Can’t read my,
Can’t read my,
No he can’t read my poker face
(She’s got me like nobody)
Can’t read my
Can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She is gonna let nobody)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)
P p p poker face, p p p poker face
(Muh muh muh muh)

Be classy, be sassy and like Lady Gaga bad-assy.

XOXO

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