As much as I think we have all been enjoying our summer rosé’s and crisp sauvignon blancs I would be lying if I said I didn’t experience a particular excitement when I witnessed a cool breeze blowing a few leaves from a tree earlier this week. Okay, okay, yes we have still been averaging weather in the low nineties everyday, even in Southern California, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming of full bodied cabernets and spicy tempranillos. In anticipation of cooler weather and heartier wines, I have made a list of some characteristics I personally look for in my fall wines!
You slice that sweet seal, pierce the cork, twist in your corkscrew, and hear that delicious little pop. Now what? Cork is such a versatile material; it seems so wasteful to toss it away. What about when you reach the bottom of that delicious bottle of wine? Are you prepared to part ways forever? Instead of wasting, use any of these ten amazing ideas of ways to up-cycle your wine bottles and corks!