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Wine Journal

Martha Stewart Living, May 2008

Create your own sommeliers guide by dividing a journal into five parts, using tabs for different categories, such as sparkling, white, rose, red, and dessert. Each time you try something new, jot down the producer, year, and varietal, as well as a few notes about flavor. When you go shopping, you'll have a record of which wines are worth buying again.

Comments (12)

  • lissalouise 28 Jul, 2008

    You can also take a pic with your digital or telephone camera of the label and create a file on your computer of favoite wines!

  • curiouslywired 26 Jul, 2008

    If you have a Polaroid on hand it's also fun to take a snapshot of the bottle/label and paste that into your journal!

  • curiouslywired 26 Jul, 2008

    If you have a Polaroid on hand it's also fun to take a snapshot of the bottle/label and paste that into your journal!

  • curiouslywired 26 Jul, 2008

    If you have a Polaroid on hand it's also fun to take a snapshot of the bottle/label and paste that into your journal!

  • curiouslywired 26 Jul, 2008

    If you have a Polaroid on hand it's also fun to take a snapshot of the bottle/label and paste that into your journal!

  • cindyle 26 Jul, 2008

    I take a picture of the label rather than trying to peel them off. I can usually get a good shot of all the necessary details

  • spydyrgrrl 26 Jul, 2008

    Another way that I use to remove labels is to cover the label with clear packing tape, rub the label with your fingernail, a table knife, etc and then peel the tape off. I trim the tape to about .25" around the edge of the label and then place it in my journal.

  • NancyMcManus 26 Jul, 2008

    If you have trouble getting the label off (I usually do), fill the bottle with very very hot tap water and let it sit a bit; then soak the label from the outside. Seems hot water inside the bottle softens the glue.

  • befrie 26 Jul, 2008

    I like to pull the label right off the bottle. Most of the time they come right off and all you have to do is tape it in your journal. Then just add your comments, and enjoy.

  • SusanMeredithChambers 26 Jul, 2008

    Great idea! Keep it on the wine rack.

  • SusanMeredithChambers 26 Jul, 2008

    Great idea! Keep it on the wine rack.

  • ilissa 26 Jul, 2008

    This would make a good hostess gift too!