Serving wine at book club? Label your bottles with library card tags tied with twine. It’s a simple DIY. It’s informative and sure to please the book AND wine lovers in your life.
This is all you need to assemble the wine tasting with bottle charmers.
1. A collection of French whites (because why not, they’re delicious)
2. Library cards for labeling
3. Twine for securing
FRENCH WHITE SELECTION:
I chose two Sauvignon Blancs (a Sancerre and a Pouilly-Fumé), two Chardonnays (a Chablis and a Bourgogne Chardonnay), and a Gewürztraminer.
NOTE: Choosing two bottles of the same grape variety (in this case, two bottles of Sauvignon Blanc and two bottles of Chardonnay) ensures you have enough to pour of one varietal, and Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay tend to be crowd-pleasers in the white category. Choosing two “similar but different” same-varietal bottles gives you something to discuss before settling in to discuss your book club book. For instance, Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc is often a little broader, softer, and slightly less vibrant and aromatic when compared to Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc.
You can’t go wrong with the “Mini Library Card Journaling Tags” (color: manilla) by Annie’s Paper Boutique on Etsy. Love them. Because they have multiple lines printed on them, you can reuse the library card tags in future book club wine tastings. Simply write the new wine beneath the previous one. A great way to create a historical record of wines your club has tasted.
I used the “Trendy Twine’s Berry Blue Sampler” also by Annie’s Paper Boutique on Etsy. Love this Etsy vendor. Basic brown baker’s twine would look nice too and complement the color of the corks.
Here’s what it looks like all put together:
So what do you think? Is this something you’d like to try at your next book club?