RAISE A GLASS TO NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY
If you’re looking for a reason to get together with the girls, National Drink Wine Day (February 18th) is it. Whether you host a virtual event or an intimate gathering at your home, we have ideas to help you honor this day for raising a glass of the good stuff.
Sip & Learn
Quench your thirst for knowledge --and a crisp rosé -- by taking a virtual wine tasting or cooking class together. And since this isn’t just any old day, go full-on wine-theme. Style your Zoom background with stylish wine decor, put on your cutest wine-hued apron, and use your schmanciest wine glass.
Virtual Wine Tasting
Log into a virtual wine tasting from the comfort of your fuzzy slippers at home. Purchase the wines and pairing ingredients in advance, then sip along while world-class sommeliers walk you and your gals through the wines of the world.
Online Cooking Class
Get everyone together online to learn how to make a new dish. With expert guidance from a professional chef, you can learn how to prep and cook a restaurant-quality dish. While drinking wine.
Make Wine Crafts
Make it a cozy night in crafting with wine corks and bottles (funny how quickly they add up, isn’t it?). Turn your recycling castoffs into fabulous garden art and home decor anyone would be proud to display.
Just set up a snack and wine-sipping station on your console table with a rustic ice bucket filled with your favorite vinos and cheeky wine glasses for tasting and gifting your friends at the end of the night.
With gardening season right around the corner, put your wine corks to good use as handy herb garden markers. Get the tutorial at shineyourlightblog.com.
Upcycle your wine bottles with a fun and easy painting project that each of your friends can customize to go with their decor. Learn how to make them at craftsbyamanda.com.
Have a Fondue Party
As long as you’re going to be drinking wine, you might as well cook with it, too. Create savory and sweet fondues that feature, you guessed it, wine.
Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue
Kick it old school and make a classic cheese fondue with gooey Gruyere and Swiss cheeses and white wine. Along with the usual dippers like bread, fruit, and veggies, turn your creation into deconstructed mac and cheese and serve with skewers of cooked ravioli or tortellini. Get the recipe at foodandwine.com.
Red Wine Dark Chocolate Fondue Dip
Dark chocolate, raspberry jam, and red wine come together in a decadent, chocolatey fondue. Serve with cookies, brownie bites, fruit, or marshmallows. Or try something funkier like frozen avocado wedges, mint leaves, or jalapeno peppers. Find out how to make it at 3yummytummies.com.