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Three Fun Activities That Include Wine

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The past several months have been challenging, to say the least, and things are still far from being back to normal. Most people are spending a lot more time at home these days, and although it was ok at first, for many, boredom has really started to set in. That’s why, in today’s post, we want to give you three ideas for fun activities that include wine. We understand that just relaxing on your patio and enjoying a glass can be quite “fun”, but we want to offer some suggestions to help change up your routine. Keep reading, and when you’re done, make a plan to stop by Northern Colorado’s favorite local wine shop, Pringles, to stock up on wine and all of your other favorite adult beverages.

Backyard Picnic

When was the last time you went on a picnic? And by a picnic, we don’t mean eating your fast food in the car. We’re talking about spreading a blanket out on the grass, taking off your shoes, and enjoying the simple things like a fine glass of wine and a few snacks. There’s just something about enjoying food and wine outside, in the fresh air and away from distractions. For a short time, you can forget about the non-stop news stories about a worldwide pandemic and just focus on the moment. Just remember that the best place for your special outing is in your backyard. There, you can practice safe social distancing while also remaining in the good graces of the law (most public parks prohibit alcoholic beverages). 

Paint and Wine

It’s hard to ignore the rise in popularity of those paint and wine events. You know, the ones where you go to learn how to paint a picture while drinking copious amounts of not-so-great wine? If you love going to these events or find the concept interesting, might we suggest trying your own paint and wine party, social-distancing style? 

Just visit your local hobby shop and have them point you in the direction of their canvases and paint. Then, make a trip over to Pringles and pick up some wine that you actually enjoy drinking. Now, all you need is something to paint and luckily you can find a million and one ideas on the internet. In fact, you can even find complete tutorials that will take you from start to finish — it’s like having an instructor, right in your own home. 

Blind Tasting

This idea is perhaps our favorite, and it’s one that we hope you’ll try. The idea is to try some wine that’s completely new to you by holding a blind tasting in your home with a friend or significant other. But, how can you have a blind tasting if you’re the one buying the wine? Well, you could always pick out two or three bottles, disguise them in paper bags and try to forget which one was which. Or, better yet, when you stop into our store, have one of our helpful and knowledgeable staff pick out the bottles for you and wrap them up before you can see them. Just tell us how many bottles you’d like, what your budget is, and what variety of wine you want for your tasting. You could also just tell us to “surprise you” and let us select some of our staff favorites that we think you’ll enjoy. 

Many people tend to get stuck drinking the same brand or style of wine — often never truly getting to experience the wonderful flavors, textures, and aromas that you never knew existed. Why not take a chance and try some random wines you probably never would have tried otherwise? It will not only provide a fun experience, but it will likely enhance your appreciation and knowledge of wine.  

Shop Pringles — Your Local Wine Shop

If you’re looking for a large selection of unique wines, liquors, and craft beer, we invite you to shop Pringles in Fort Collins. For almost four decades, people have been shopping at our local wine shop because they appreciate our helpful, knowledgeable staff, and an exceptional wine selection. If you’re planning any of the activities we mentioned in today’s blog, or you’re just looking for a great bottle of wine to have with dinner, we hope you’ll stop by Pringles today. We look forward to seeing you! 

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