Italian Wine and Italian Hosiery: Pairing Stockings and Wine
National Wine Day is coming up on May 25th. If you needed another reason to indulge in a glass of wine, you’ve got it! There are plenty of ways to celebrate this day and have fun with it. Get your family and friends involved, or go out and have some fun on your own by trying different wines and experiences.
Whether you celebrate National Wine Day every year or this is your first time enjoying the occasion, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the activities you can do all day. Of course, different destinations require outfit changes!
With that in mind, let’s look at how you can pair Italian wine and hosiery to put together perfect outfits for all of your National Wine Day celebrations.
Going to a Winery With Friends
Perhaps the most obvious way to enjoy a variety of wines is to visit your favorite winery, or go “hopping” from one to another throughout the day. Get a large group together and see if there are local winery tours in your area that can take you from place to place. If not, consider using a ridesharing program or appointing a designated driver to get you to each location.
Going to a winery is a great way to enjoy time with the people you love, decompress, and have a full day of relaxation. If you’ve been feeling especially stressed lately or even burnt out from work, a day of wine tasting and local travel can help you spend more time outside, remain focused on the present, and enjoy the presence of your support network.
Alternatively, you might consider going to a winery on your own. Put on an outfit that makes you feel good – maybe some knee-high socks with a cute skirt - and head out with the intention of meeting like-minded people.
It can be incredibly exciting to do something on your own (especially something you’ve always wanted to do), because it gives you the opportunity to make new friends. If you love wine, you'll likely have a lot in common with others spending their day at wineries or wine bars. You never know who you’ll connect with.
Planning a PartyIf you want to spend time with friends or family, but there aren’t any wineries nearby, consider hosting a wine-tasting party at home! It’s easier than you might think and is more unique than a traditional dinner party. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure it’s a success:
- Keep it small and intimate
- Have a specific theme
- Set each place with different glasses of wine
- Encourage everyone to bring a bottle for tasting
- Have a meal prepared afterward
Celebrating National Wine Day at home gives you the chance to be more casual, and by having everyone contribute, you won’t have to deal with as much stress. You might even find that you make the event an annual tradition at your house.
Wine tasting can be a lot of fun, even for those who have never done it before. Consider making the event as “official” as possible by having your guests perform blind taste tests. You can give everyone a scoring card, and have them write down tasting notes. At the end of the party, you can tally up those scores to determine the best bottle and read notes on why it was so popular. You might have some guests who are completely surprised by their own selections, and that’s half the fun!
Keeping Things Intimate
Sometimes, the best ways to celebrate things are small, quiet, and intimate. If you want to take part in this national holiday but you’re working most of the day or don’t have time to put together a party, you can still find ways to incorporate delicious wines into the day.
Plan and prepare a special dinner for your family. Cook with some of your favorite wines, or pair your food with a few favorite selections. You might even want to put together a special date night for you and your partner. There is nothing more romantic than sharing a bottle of wine over a candlelit meal at home.
Plus, a dark, seductive red wine can put you both in a romantic mood, no matter what you decide to do after dinner. Wear your favorite sleek and sexy dress with a pair of sheer thigh highs, and your partner won't be able to keep their eyes off of you all night.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to celebrate National Wine Day, and the list doesn’t stop here.
If you're a wine enthusiast, don’t be afraid to get creative with your celebrations. Whether you enjoy the day on your own or with friends, family, or your romantic partner, raise a glass, look your best, and give yourself an excuse to indulge in your favorite bottle.