That would seem quite easy to do in these times of social media with Instagram and Facebook. We can take pictures of our drinking and eating experiences and immediately post them into a variety of public clouds to share with others and to retrieve whenever we want to. But while those pictures provide great memories of the experiences we have had and the great friends and relationships we have, they do not focus on 'the wine!'
I currently do four things currently to create and relive wine memories, and am about to add a fifth which I learned about from my good friend Dave who also has a place in the Hunter Valley. The four I already do are:
- Write this blog - while it is intended for an audience (you) other than me, it also serves as a bit of a wine drinking diary and helps to reinforce my memories by writing them down
- We save the bottles of the wine and display the empty bottles on top of bookcases and in other areas
- I have started some boards on Pinterest relating to Wine Humor, Wine Labels, and Wine Paraphernalia, some which are related to personal wine drinking experience I have had, but many just of interest to share with others
- I have been saving my wine corks with the winery logo on them and now going to organize them into the two Rabbit Corkhaus cork organizers I received from friends on my 60th birthday. Each holds up to about 55 corks
These activities are similar to keeping a photo album, but take a little more real estate, especially for the wine bottles. However, it is not much of a difficulty and helps to reinforce and relive the great memories we have had. I am glad I do these things and recommend that some of them may enhance your wine drinking experiences and lifestyle. I love having the constant reminders to prompt pleasant memories!