Goals for Winelovers in 2016
Making resolutions you actually want to keep is easy: Just add wine.
Read on for some fun, pressure-free goals to pursue throughout 2016 to make you a well-rounded person and wine lover.
Visit the places you never thought you would. Touring a vineyard is the best way to learn more about the wines you love, from harvesting to that first sip.
Can”t hop on a plane? Take an e-tour of Bordeaux in our web series, Beyond Bordeaux.
Learn to store your wines properly
Whether you can afford to build a custom wine cellar or not, storing your wines properly is always a great thing to do.Looking for a more affordable and compact option? Opt for a wine chiller, like these.
Invest in wine accessories
While casual wine drinking is becoming more prevalent by the day, enjoying a glass of wine is still a treat. No matter what the occasion, you deserve to drink out of something nice. Whether it”s a new set of wine glasses, a unique decanter or sturdy bottle openers, shop here to start building your collection.
Make your own wine
If you”re heading to Bordeaux, visiting Château Pape Clement is a must. Located within the city limits, Pape Clément is one of the oldest Grands Crus of Bordeaux. Learn the art of tasting and make your own wine blend. Take home your own bottle, complete with personal label!
Cherish every bottle of wine you share by recycling
Sharing wine with a friend or loved one is a special occasion no matter what day of the week it is, so make an effort to remember these moments in the new year. Cherish your memories and create new ones by recycling your old corks and bottles into beautiful and fun crafts. It’s especially great to do with corks from wines you drank on trips or when trying a new wine.
Try a new wine once a month (or more!)
Head to a local wine tasting and expand your wine-loving horizons! By doing so you learn more about the wine you like—and don’t like. With such affordable options, it’s easy to swap out a regular for a new pick at no risk at all. Find Bordeaux wines near you to inquire about local tastings!
Try as many appellations as you can
There”s no reason to be intimidated by the number of appellations the Bordeaux wine region has. Familiarize yourself with the regions here. The easiest way to learn them? Drink them.
Try an unexpected food and wine pairing
The easiest way to shake up an old favorite is to pair it with something new. Delight your tastebuds with out-of-the-box pairings, like Mina Im of Chicago Food Girl did.
What are your New Year”s resolutions? Let us know in the comments below or here on Twitter!