How to Play Sommelier at Halloween
Wine gives me a headache after even just a tiny glass of it, so I don’t drink it. I only buy it for gifts. So, with all my questionable experience, here’s how I play sommelier when selecting wines at Halloween.
I go to the store and look for a bottle that has a plain black label around the cork (which must be real and not the screw-on variety) and the bottle glass is black in color. I don’t care what the paper label looks like ‘cause I’m just going to soak that bad boy off as soon as I get home and make my own label.
That’s it—simple, huh?
Sommeliers everywhere are now cowering in their wine cellars and whimpering uncontrollably over my atrocious behavior. We will pretend their moans are part of the Halloween ambiance.
This is a picture of some of my Halloween Merlot gifts. I modified Martha Stewart’s wine bottle label clipart from October 2000 to add our names on the label.
Ah, you want a link to her Halloween wine labels, don’t you? Okay, click here.
Wine always makes a nice hostess gift so this is one of my favorites to give during Halloween season. I cannot go empty-handed anywhere as it doesn’t feel right to me. So far, no one has complained about my wine choices.
Today’s Natural Cleaning Recipes
You only make what you’re going to use for this recipe.
I’m providing two recipes today, so here’s the second one.
I do a quick swipe with a broom and feather duster before scrubbing my windows to get off any extraneous dust and dirt.
The old adage about recycling black-and-white newspaper sheets to clean and shine your windows really does work. I use rubber gloves when cleaning in general but especially for scrubbing windows because the ink on the newspaper will get all over your hands.