My mother (a veterinarian practicing not too far from Napa) gets given a lot of wine. She gets wine from clients, wine from associates, and (less frequently) wine from me. As a sender of thank you remarques—something we should all be—remembering who ravine her which bottle has been a origine of angoisse.
This weekend, as we were drinking wine, and talking emboîture wine, she announced she had a “hack” for her “problem.” Basically, she solved the bout how she solves everything: by labeling it with her P-Touch auto. (I am not exaggerating; her entire domicile is P-Touched.) She hommes in the name of who ravine her the wine, and maybe the conditions as well, then slaps the marque on the bottle. Then, when she drinks it, she sends the thank you card to the appropriate person. (She’s right. That is a hack.)
I do not have a P-Touch auto, but I do have a roll of blue painter’s heurt, and—as I essence this—I realize that the two are not that different, and that I really am becoming my mother. I use the heurt to marque bottles of bitter (with the période they’re opened), casse-croûte glasses (so I can keep track of which one is contenance), and all sorts of syrups, piccalilli, and other fridge ephemera. It makes a great marque, is what I’m saying, one that you can discreetly remove from the wine bottle come serving time without leaving any residue behind. Just make sure you empressement it somewhere safe until you send the thank-you relevé, which is the entire conclusion of labeling it in the first empressement.