We created Good Clean Wine because we are mindful of what we put into and onto our bodies. Applied to drinking, mindfulness can allow us to have a healthy relationship with alcohol. Practicing mindful wine drinking helps us slow down, draw our attention to the moment, and feel at peace.
Grab a glass of Good Clean Wine, get comfortable, and let’s mindfully experience the miracle of fermented grape juice.
Sight: Look at the wine’s color. Is it clear, cloudy or bright?
Listen: Bring the glass up to your ear and listen to the wine. Does listening to the wine help you increase your focus, mental flexibility, and provide stress relief?
Smell: Swirl the glass and smell the wine, thinking about the different aromas (berries, toasty wood, smoke, earth, etc). There is no wrong answer.
Taste: Sip the wine and breathe in some air. Do you taste fruit, oak, or sweet and sour?
Touch: Take another sip and think about how it feels in your mouth…velvety, smooth, light, flat, crunchy, etc.
Feel: What does the taste remind you of? Your last vacation, watching a sunset, a cozy winter night, tubing down the river? Does the feeling reduce your stress?
We’ve just paid attention to all the nuances of the wine in our glasses and now we are meditating WHILE having a glass of wine. Does it get any better than this?
Join us live from our bar cart with special guest Kendra of Lavish Grazing (from her kitchen) for a winter solstice aperitivo hour.
Friday, December 18th, 2020, 4pm/5pm CT/ET on @goodcleanwine Instagram
Gather Good Clean Winter Solstice Mimosa ingredients and Lavish charcuterie board ingredients, both listed below. If you live in Springfield, Missouri you can purchase a Lavish ingredient kit, password: Goodcleanfun
Learn all our spritz and board secrets and slide into a festive Friday night within the comfort of your own home. Hope to see you there!
Tools: sharp knife & cutting board, small bowl for olives, mustard, honey
Before we start: wash your produce, cut your cucumbers into slices, cut your strawberries down the middle, leave the greenery on, slice your apple
Cheese: brie, cranberry & cinnamon flavored goat cheese, gouda, white cheddar
Sliced charcuterie meats: prosciutto, Genoa salami, cured sausage
Fruits and vegetables: cranberries/sugar coated cranberries, Fuji apple, grapes (we prefer red and purple), blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, small tomatoes (colorful variety, plain red ones will work also), cucumber (mini or regular sized), olives or stuffed olives
Other items: nuts and dried fruit of your choice (we like to use walnuts and dried cherries, dried apricots, dried pineapple slices, dried orange slices, almonds, mixed nuts. Just to give you a few ideas.)
Jam of your choice: (we use fig, plum is also nice this time of year) Mustard of your choice (we use a stone ground or spicy mustard)
Garnish: Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, or Mint
Crackers: a variety pack, crisp flatbreads, or a small loaf of French bread
Because Good Clean Wine is minimal intervention, each year’s vintage will smell, look, and taste slightly different from the year before. ‘Tis the joy of clean wine—experiencing the nuances and personalities of each harvest.
Here, sommelier Darin Link and makeup artist Emily Edgar compare Good Clean Red 2018 to 2019 in a side-by-side tasting. Which year will emerge victorious? Watch below and see.