With the New Year comes the inevitable urge to form New Year’s Resolutions. And although we all give up on noble resolutions like “lose weight”, or “read The Economist every month” by roughly April, we are all for a renewed effort in wine exploration. We’ve done a bit if digging online and found quite a lot of hits on “New Year’s Resolutions” and “Wine”. Here is a roundup of the most useful (and fun!).
- Pick a new wine grape to try every month. It may sound daunting, but a look at your Platter guide will tell you who makes exotic varietals like Nebbiolo, Granache or Sangiovese.
- And while you are at it, why not visit a new winery every month? You’re in for enjoyable Saturdays and you can look forward to sharpening your palate. Just please keep moderation in mind and, if necessary, nominate a designated driver.
- Buy a Pulltap Double-hinged waiter’s corkscrew if you don’t have it yet. It is the oenological equivalent to old money. Less is more.
- Buy a case of a ageing capable wine that you love, open a bottle every year and see how it changes.
- In your birthday month, entertain your friends effortlessly by ordering one of the Excelsior wine parties. (link to web). We guarantee the food and wine will be exceptionally paired and everything is delivered to your doorstep.