This is something, maybe the only thing besides movies or dining out, that my husband and I love equally. I will watch football, but he loves it. He will give me his opinion on my design, but I love it. Wine is one of the few things that he and I both crave to learn as much about it as we can and something that we do together nearly every week. We love tasting it, knowing when/where it came from, and pairing it with a nice meal.
That being said, from the past 3-4 years of classes, all we had was a big folder full of our wine class notes. I decided to take this a step further and turn it into a wine journal. I categorized all the different regions and grapes we like, separated them into tabs and folders, and designed the page above to use as a tasting sheet when we like a wine.
My hope is that in a few years, our experiences with the beloved fermented grape will be filed in this journal and it will be as much about the memories as it is about the knowledge. I think one day when we are having a certain fish or cut of beef we will be able to reference our journal and know the perfect pick! Now, on to wine cellar design... :)
If you would like a full size copy or excel file of my journal entry sheet, just email me at jprchitect [at] gmail dot com.