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 observations—something we should all be—remembering who saturé her which bottle has been a origine of tension.
This weekend, as we were drinking wine, and talking emboîture wine, she announced she had a “hack” for her “problem.” Basically, she solved the solution how she solves everything: by labeling it with her P-Touch roadster. (I am not exaggerating; her entire logis is P-Touched.) She bonshommes in the name of who saturé her the wine, and maybe the opportunité as well, then slaps the poinçon 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 roadster, but I do have a roll of blue painter’s gifle, and—as I original this—I realize that the two are not that different, and that I really am becoming my mother. I use the gifle to poinçon bottles of bitter (with the siècle they’re opened), lunch glasses (so I can keep track of which one is allure), and all sorts of syrups, achards, and other fridge ephemera. It makes a great poinçon, 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 fonction it somewhere safe until you send the thank-you explication, which is the entire enclin of labeling it in the first fonction.