Friday, February 20, 2009

Today on Serious Eats: The Gift of a Wine Book

I got a present in the mail from my godmother last month: a wine book that she kept between 1970 and 1980 while living in Germany.

What a treat! I loved reading over the labels and her notes. My favorite: "Lancers is always good."

You can read about my experiences with my aunt's wine scrapbook in this week's Serious Grape column on Serious Eats.

Are you preserving your wine memories for future years? If so, how?

10 comments:

AS said...

I envy her ability to get those wine labels off the bottle. I used to soak mine off, but only got 1 label for every three to four bottles. Now I take pictures w/ the digicam. It's quick and clean. :)

Arnaud H said...

I would if New World labels were easier to peel off. They just require way too much work.

Charles said...

Agreed. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to get the labels off?

MrTaz said...

I love the Lancer's comment. It was indeed always good, as I recall.

Dr. Debs said...

Thanks, everybody. I found this link with some label removal tips: http://www.grape-nutz.com/soldiers/labels/removal.html

I'll see if Aunt Fran will reveal how she did it--but glue technology has changed a lot since 1973.

John said...

How cool.

As a veteran of wine retailing, I can say that it's important (and challenging) for winemakers to keep their labels on the bottles. As a wine drinker and someone who is prone to nostalgia, I wish it were easier to get the label off.

Wine Country Inn said...

Great idea! I wonder if we could get something like this for our inn's gift shop? Any suggestions?

1WineDude said...

What a cool find!

Susan said...

That's a great book. I do my best to use my label-off label removers and paste the labels in a book with my rather pedestrian tasting notes.

fredric koeppel said...

Doc, what a treasure you were given, not only a family treasure but a historic artifact. And thanks for the mention and the link.