I’ve made some personal resolutions in finance, work, health and personal – the big cornerstones of my life. But then it dawned on me: what about booze? For me, wine is just as much of a hobby as powerlifting…if not more! So why not make drinking resolutions? They seem more fun than my other ones anyway!
- Explore spirits – I’m a well-versed whiskey drinker but my knowledge and expertise in most other spirits is far too limited for my liking. Gin, Rum and Amaro in particular all interest me…Tequila might have to wait until 2018!
- Drink at the source – In 2016 I only visited one distillery in Bigfork and one brewery in Austin. In 2017 I want to spend more time drinking & learning at the place of origin: more wineries, more distilleries and heck, why not even more breweries!
- Splurge a little – A hazard of working in wine, is how much I spend on it. I’m careful to stick to a budget each month. But the “problem” I developed in 2016 was quantity not quality. That’s not to say I’ve been drinking Apothic, but I do tend to buy more inexpensive wine and go through it rather quickly. This year I’d like to refocus how I spend my wine budget and ensure I treat myself to something unique and special more often!
- Learn to saber – I’m pretty sure everyone and their Grandma has done it by now but I still have never sabered a bottle of bubbly, this year I will! Now, I need to find a teacher…
- Take advantage of free corkage – most of the wine I drink is in my sweat pants at home with my dog and fiancé on the couch. I feel like it’s almost a disservice to some of the wines I drink to not pair them with food. So many restaurants in Calgary offer free corkage nights. Not only does that mean more nights off the couch, but more wine & food pairings, and that is a magical thing!
Happy New Year!
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