Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Trés Chic Wine Wednesday - More wine, more corks, what to do?

It's Trés Chic Wine Wednesday. Yeah!

Today's reco is another fab wine from Spain that you can buy at TJs for $6.99. Don picked this up and we REALLY like it. He bought the last two bottles at our store. I hope they get more in because it has a nice fruit flavor and is really drinkable now. It would be a great wine to have when guests are over. Or not!

2005 Monte Ducay Reserve Red Wine
I don't know about you, but we're amassing quite a cork collection here at the Mulkey compound. We have about 500 corks at home in various places. Yes, you read right. 500. I know.

We originally started saving corks for a science project that Elli was going to do at school. I had seen a cute little project where you make little cork boats, stick a thumb tack in the end and push them through water with a magnet. I don't know exactly what happened, but Elli decided to do a project with a friend that didn't involve corks.

So here we are three years later with a cork collection that just keeps growing. And look what I found today. A whole bunch of things you can make with corks. Huh.

Look at all the groovy kits you can buy on the Wine Enthusiast website!
Square corkboard

Serving Tray

Lazy Susan (haven't seen one of THESE in a while.
Oval Tray
Oval tray turned into corkboard. Two gifts in one!

I don't know. I'm not sure I want cork decorations. Maybe I'll just donate the corks to someone. Or make cork Christmas gifts?

Better yet, check out Cork

They have some cool pictures of cork getting harvested from trees. And they will tell you where you can take corks so they can be recycled. And the best part? They've partnered with Whole Foods. So now you can just take your corks to Whole Foods and they will be recycled into cool stuff like cork floors, boxes and other consumer products.

So the next time you have the urge to toss that cork in the trash....don't do it. Take it to Whole Foods.

I'm going to have to take mine a little at a time. I don't want someone to get the wrong idea about the 500 corks I have. We've been saving them for years. Really, it's true.

Please note: All images are from Wine Enthusiast and Cork ReHarvest and Whole Foods.

1 comment:

  1. Kris, I'm going to be blunt here. You are far too busy and have far too good a taste to collect trash that you *might* get creative with to design "art-from-trash". I say take the WHOLE bowl of corks in to Whole Foods and let them know you just had a fabulous party and they really missed out ;-) LOL


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