Recommended wine: The versatile Welmoed Rosé will competent this dish.
Whether you’re a hardcore resolutionist or you defy any attempt to start fresh on January 1, there’s no denying that the New Year provides an opportunity to take stock and perhaps see where some improvement might be needed. For all of us who take wine seriously enough to think about it, talk about it and spend good money for it, it makes sense to include wine in our New Year’s planning and resolution-making.
1. Life is too short, don’t drink bad wine
Just because a wine is cheap does not mean that it’s bad but we’ve all had a bottle that few can swallow. Spit it out and open a new bottle.
2. Try a new grape varietal every month
There are 24,000 names for varieties of wine grapes, corresponding to between 5,000 and 10,000 actual varieties. However, only about 150 are commercially important. This means that you should stick your neck out and try a different varietal every month. Compare different brands to each other and see which one you preferred. Live a little!
3. Drink bubbly throughout the year, not only on New Year’s eve
Another day on earth means we’ve got a reason to celebrate! Pop open that bottle of sparkling wine where ever and whenever you feel like it. If today is your last day, enjoy every second with a glass of bubbly in hand and cheers to the legacy you’re leaving behind.
4. NEVER EVER drink wine out of a plastic cup
Just don’t! Not on the beach, not at a barbeque, never. It’s just not cool.
5. Drink more wines that support a good cause
Don’t just fill your glass, make a difference and fill other people’s hearts with your love. Look out for wines that support much needed causes. Welmoed supports many good causes including the Wines With Heart Foundation, a project that raises funds for charities based in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, and WIETA – which is committed to the promotion of ethical trade in the South African wine industry and agriculture as a whole.
Credit: Content adapted from original post on WineTimes.co.za