How to Host Your Own Wine & Painting Party

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“Paint and Sip” classes are incredibly trendy right now. You can socialize with friends and create a masterpiece, all while enjoying a glass of dry Pinot Rose. For any occasion, such as a bachelorette party, a birthday, or just any Saturday night, you can host your own Wine & Painting party in your own home!

A key player in your Wine & Painting Party is, of course, your wine selection. Rainstorm Wines are aromatic and inspiring. Even the labels make you want to break out a painting palette! Wine is an important ingredient of you party because the perfect bottle wine can awaken the Monet in all of us. In fact, art historians have studied correlations between famous painters and their drink of choice. When your guests are content and happy with their wine selection, the paint will flow naturally, even to the most beginner of painters.

Start by determining the number of guests. We recommend sending a casual e-vite requesting an RSVP, or a more traditional snail-mail version for formal parties. Another key early step is imagining your theme. This theme will tie in with the painting you will have your guests create (e.g. Seattle Seascapes, fall foliage, moonlight madness, etc.), so make sure to account for the different personalities in the room and choose a people-pleasing piece. Stop by Pinterest for ideas.

Planning your food and Rainstorm Wine selection ahead of time can save you last-minute worrying. Choosing a wide open room to accommodate painting supplies is also important. If you are uncomfortable leading the class, you can always consider hiring a consultant to bring the supplies and the expertise.

Before your guests arrive, light some candles and put on some calming music to set the mood! Your guests will remember your party as one of the most unique and special events they have attended. Chilled Pinot Rose and a canvas: imagine the possibilities!

10 Things to Do During A Rainstorm

Sometimes, being “stuck” inside during a rainstorm is the best way to spend the day. Doing what? Glad you asked!

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  1. Pick up something you forgot you started. This could be an old scrapbook you never quite finished, a poem you’ve been stuck on, or a book that’s collecting dust. Pop open a bottle of crisp Pinot Gris for inspiration.
  2. Clean. Just think about how a clean refrigerator or fresh laundry will make you feel tomorrow, when you have less free time. A personal favorite? Purging the closet. Trying on old things that you thought were fashionable, only to question your judgment, is a great way to make room for new things to come.
  3. Work out. If there isn’t lightning outside, try going for a jog in the rain. You will feel a sweet kind of tired and satisfied– trust us. Or pop on a video and get sweaty.
  4. YouTube a hairstyle and try it out.
  5. Find a writing prompt online. Using a search engine, look for “random writing prompt generator” and see what comes up. Write about it for five minutes and move on to a different prompt.
  6. Shop for a birthday gift. Odds are, someone in your life has a birthday that is fast approaching. By doing it ahead of time, you can wrap and make the gift much more personal than if you waited until the last minute. Better yet, let your crafty side out and make one.
  7. Listen to an album that was your favorite in high school. This will make you laugh, cry, and probably ask yourself why you stopped listening to it.
  8. Call an old friend. Texting may be easier, but nothing replaces a phone call.
  9. Sit outside. If you have a porch, listen to the sound of the rain. Nothing beats that serene sound.
  10. Treat yourself. Enjoy some aptly-named Rainstorm Wine. You can combine this one with any of the activities above. Our Pinot Gris has an aromatic honey-blossom flavor that will make you feel at once relaxed and refreshed. Just like a good rainstorm.