Finding balance and joy in life is about creating moments where you feel peaceful, happy and serene. It means making time for things other than work where you can relax and unwind.
Personally, I find opening a bottle of wine and planning an activity is the perfect way to create a memorable and relaxing moment after a long day at work. It can help to spark creativity, releases my stress and puts my soul in a great mood.
Learning about wine is a never-ending journey. It’s also a great way to learn about so much of the world simply by discovering more of what and why something is in your glass. Sauvignon Blanc, the wine grape variety, was born in the Loire Valley of France, but her fame and superstar status occurred because of her relocation to New Zealand. Her beloved personality is loved by so many. Pour a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and you’ll be welcomed with explosive aromas that entice and lure you inwards. It’s a smell unlike any other and the moment its bouquet captures your heart you’re in love.
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Here are six activities to help you create relaxing moments with a glass of one of my favourite wines; Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc. With an impressive list of accolades, the grapes for this wine are grown in world-class sustainably managed vineyards throughout Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Individually these are some of Marlborough’s best sites, often making single vineyard wines, collectively they blend together to make a Sauvignon Blanc that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Made like a boutique wine, individual vineyard parcels are kept separate and with their sustainable and organic practices, Villa Maria vineyards are managed to much lower yields than industry averages, giving more of that distinctive Marlborough flavour.
Here are six activities to help you create relax with a glass of Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc
Mastering the Art of Cooking with Wine
Pouring a glass of wine and stepping foot into the kitchen is one of my favourite things in the whole wide world. Cooking with the wine in your glass is even better. From a pairing perspective it’s the best way to link the dish to the juice for a fabulous end-game combination. Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with aromatics and acidity, it pairs perfectly with foods like baked white fish (pour some wine on the fish before putting it into the oven), freshly shucked oysters (use it in your mionette with shallots to replace vinegar) and cream based pastas (add a dash of wine into the sauce). Not to mention, it’s an admirable companion on any brunch tables pairing with original midday culinary dishes like quiche, omelets, salmon and lox, eggs benedict, chicken salads and so much more. Find more joy in the kitchen when you add wine into your recipes!
Chilling out with a Glass of Wine and a Good Book
On a rainy or snowy afternoon there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a great glass of wine, a wine that will make you smile, swoon and salivate while you cuddle up with a fuzzy blanket. What books pair well with one of my favourite Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand? Well, I would suggest something that is racy, vivid, romantic and fantastical.
Relaxing in a Bubble Bath with a Glass of Wine
Drawing a bubble bath and relaxing with a glass of wine is the ideal way to unwind after a tough day at the office or prepare on Sunday night for the week ahead. Add in a scented candle and some mediation sounds and activate your super wine girl powers.
Taking up a New Hobby like Wine Collecting
A great activity that can make you happy is either planning, starting or organizing your wine collection. For inspiration you’ll need to pour a glass of Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, and you’ll be welcomed with explosive aromas that entice and lure you inwards inspiring you to start your wine collecting journey. The aromas will liven up your senses and get you prepared for what comes next. Plan out where in your house or condo you’ll want to put your collected bottles of wine, figure out which regions you want collect from, what styles of wine you’ll want to stock up on, what size bottles you’ll want to buy, how many bottles you can fit, how they will be showcased and if you need a wine fridge. This new hobby will be a fun one and you can add a lot of personality to it! Pro-tip, if you’re planning a collection of wine bottles, don’t’ forget to start to think about where you’ll put all of the glassware.
Dancing and Singing while Pairing Wine and Music
A glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc can help free your spirit, your body and your voice! Whether it’s the sounds of Taylor Swift, Adele, Ed Sheeran or the Jonas Brothers, pairing your favourite wine with your favourite music with some fun dance moves and friends in your living room is the perfect way to make a moment you won’t forget and will bring smiles to everyone’s face!
Open up a Colouring Book
Live life more colourfully! This is a motto I’ve been practicing for years. From the colours in my house to how I write in my journal to picking up some pencil crayons and buying a wine colouring book (here is one on Amazon to buy) or do all the sketching and colouring yourself. Bring out your inner creativity by pouring a glass of Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc and opening up an inspiring colouring book!