It’s Hip Tip Tuesday up in here, when I will pass on little nuggets of knowledge that will make your life easier and more enjoyable. One thing that I think makes life more enjoyable is a wonderful meal with a glass of wine…who am I kidding?...bottle of wine.
Hell, why not two bottles, even the renowned scientist Louis Pasteur declared that “Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” To assist in your drinking pleasure, here are three life hacks for winos :
1) Your neighborhood liquor store didn’t have your favorite Pinot Grigio chilled and you need a glass now. Don’t panic. Just keep frozen grapes for such an emergency. Fill the glass half full and chill your white wine without watering it down.
2) Here’s an even bigger emergency. You start to open the bottle and break your corkscrew or have gone to someone’s house who, for some absurd reason, doesn’t have one. Ask for a regular screw and either pliers or a wrench. Twist the screw in, leaving enough to grip at the top, clamp, and pull out. Cheers.
3) Now that you have the bottle open, the real trouble can start. While attempting to demonstrate the Charleston, you spill red wine on your white shirt. To remove the damage all you need is club soda and salt. Blot up as much of the wine as possible. Blot, not scrub. Saturate the stain with club soda. Cover in a layer of salt until the red is no longer visible. Wait one hour. Scrape off the salt and the stain goes with it.
I leave you with a quote from Alexander Fleming, “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” Cheers!
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