6 Wine Night Activities
Drinking wine is an enjoyable experience in and of itself, but there are plenty of things to do with wine, and wine night activities can be made even more special when sharing time with friends and family. If you want to get together and make a special night of it, here are some ideas.
Game night: If it is a weekend and you don’t have any plans, get some friends together and enjoy wine night activities, which may include playing classic games, shooting pool, playing your favorite board game, card game, or even barroom games like darts.
Cooking: A great activity to enjoy while drinking wine is getting family or friends together to try new recipes. Some people do not like cooking, but others just love it. If you do not like cooking but want to try a new recipe, invite friends who love to cook and share the experience. Whatever foods you make can only be made better by sharing. Also, some wines are known as “cooking wines” because they bring out extra flavors in the food. None of ours are considered “cooking wine”, but we recommend finding a good one. Some recipes actually call for some wine in the pan.
Drawing or painting: another one of our favorite things to do with wine is to combine drinking wine with drawing or painting. Everyone can draw their favorite thing or go one step further and paint something. You could also play charades. Creating art allows you to spend quality time with your family and friends, while at the same time enjoying wine night activities.
Reading: An activity that is only made better with wine is reading a book. It is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy a quiet evening after a long day. You can sit outside on the deck, near a fireplace, or just on the couch, have your favorite red wine, and enjoy your favorite writers.
Watch a movie: Wine night activities can include spending an evening watching a movie and drinking wine. Today, there are ample online channels where you can stream the latest movies (e.g., Netflix, Amazon, Disney, etc.). It is one of the best ways to relax, relieve stress, and forget about any troubles for a little while. It’s even better if you can invite one or more of your friends to join you in these wine night activities.
Enjoy a takeout meal: If you are tired of cooking and want to relax, order a take-out meal and enjoy it with a glass of wine. Better still, invite some friends to join you. You may want to order a variety of foods and try a few different wines. At the end of the meal, you may want to top it off with a dessert and maybe an accompanying dessert wine.
There are endless wine night activities just waiting for you to plan while enjoying a favorite wine at the same time. These experiences are almost always made better if you share them with a friend or family member, or both. Visit Pacific Rim and Company to learn more, and check out these wines for your next wine night!