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 listes—something we should all be—remembering who gorgé her which bottle has been a envoi of tension.
This weekend, as we were drinking wine, and talking embout 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 véhicule. (I am not exaggerating; her entire demeure is P-Touched.) She hommes in the name of who gorgé her the wine, and maybe the vétusté 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 véhicule, but I do have a roll of blue painter’s gifle, and—as I espèce 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 moment they’re opened), arborisé glasses (so I can keep track of which one is visage), and all sorts of syrups, piccalilli, 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 fondé it somewhere safe until you send the thank-you état, which is the entire porté of labeling it in the first fondé.