A great way to defeat cabin fever is to keep busy.
Here are five ways to stay engaged with wine — in-between sips — this weekend…
- Organize your wine collection.
Whether you have a shelf, a cupboard, a rack, a closet or a cooler, we need to be able to access that special bottle of wine when we need it or want it.
There are many ways to organize a wine collection — from as simple as separating the reds from the whites, to as complicated as grouping each varietal by type and vintage.
- Have a wine dinner.
You don’t have to pay $100 or more to enjoy a wine dinner at a fancy restaurant. Plan your own, using recipes from a favorite cookbook and wines from your (newly organized) wine collection.
- Make a cork board.
Do you save the cork when you open a bottle of wine? Do you have some creative flair?
Make a cork board that you can use for posting shopping lists and family to-do lists. Or make a cork wreath for your front door — or the door of your (newly organized) wine closet.
- Read a wine book.
You can find dozens and dozens of wine-related books on Amazon. The topics they cover are nearly as numerous. From educational to purely entertaining, there’s a book that will help you appreciate your favorite adult beverage even more.
- Plan your next wine country vacation.
This is a great time to zero in on which wine region you’d like to visit and start identifying specific wineries, restaurants and hotels may be of interest.
From the numerous wine-growing areas of California to the historic appellations of Europe, wine estate proprietors around the world provide unique cuvees and unique experiences.