5 New Year's Resolutions for Wine Lovers
2020 has been quite a year. Eventful to say the least. As the New Year quickly approaches we are all looking for ways to head into 2021 with a bit of optimism and hope. Here are some great resolutions for all of you wine lovers out there.
New Year’s resolutions for wine lovers:
Our first New Year’s resolution for wine lovers is to buy local. Chances are your state, county or town has a local winery or two. Supporting wineries near you is a great way to spend your money and get to know the wines produced in your area. Local wines make wonderful birthday, holiday and housewarming gifts.
2. Vote with your dollar
Like any industry there are many details about how operations are run that may or may not align with your morals and values. Voting with your dollar is a choice you can make, that, along the same lines as supporting local wineries, may just make a difference in the industry as a whole. At the very least you are supporting wineries and distributors that align with your priorities and morals.
3. Know what you like
Knowing what traits you enjoy about a wine is a great way to experience more enjoyment when you visit a wine seller or a vineyard. You needn’t know all the details and the terminology, but being able to provide a basic description of some of the qualities you enjoy in wine or some of the characteristics that are most appealing to you will help you find a more satisfying experience at a wine tasting or when purchasing a bottle.
4. Try new things
Don’t ever be afraid of trying new wines! One thing to keep in mind is when and where to do this. When you are out celebrating at a fancy and expensive restaurant you want to be sure you get maximum pleasure from your glass, or bottle, of wine. For you, this may or may not be the right time to try something new.
A tasting at a shop or at a vineyard is a great time to try something new and branch out. Even if you don’t prefer what you try, it can be really helpful information and can even give you clues about what to try next. Trying new wines is fun and informative.
5. Keep a diary
If you join a club that ships you different bottles of wine each month it can be a struggle to remember what you have tried or what you loved. When it comes to running out to pick up a bottle or two for a dinner party or to stock up for a staycation or the holidays you will want to have something to refer to.
Keeping records about what wines you have tried that include a detailed description as well as your reactions to the wine is not only useful but it can be a really fun practice that helps you increase your awareness and knowledge of wine properties and characteristics!
We wish you a happy and safe New Year!