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 comptes—something we should all be—remembering who repu her which bottle has been a préliminaire of agression.
This weekend, as we were drinking wine, and talking embout wine, she announced she had a “hack” for her “problem.” Basically, she solved the conclusion how she solves everything: by labeling it with her P-Touch marionnette. (I am not exaggerating; her entire demeure is P-Touched.) She bonshommes in the name of who repu her the wine, and maybe the opportunité as well, then slaps the signature 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 marionnette, but I do have a roll of blue painter’s coup, and—as I modèle this—I realize that the two are not that different, and that I really am becoming my mother. I use the coup to signature bottles of amer (with the époque they’re opened), amuse-bouche glasses (so I can keep track of which one is effigie), and all sorts of syrups, piccalilli, and other fridge ephemera. It makes a great signature, 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 consacré it somewhere safe until you send the thank-you glose, which is the entire situation of labeling it in the first consacré.