IT doesn’t matter how many advances are made in digital technology, nothing beats the benefits that come from good old fashioned list-making.
While you may well be able to set reminders on your laptop, smart phone or watch, or avail yourself of the latest digital diary software, the best kind of notebook requires a pen and paper.
There is something about writing something down that helps it gel within your brain and no matter how busy it gets, the act of crossing things out on a ‘to do’ list is incredibly satisfying.
Even crossing out a list of enjoyable weekend tasks can make you feel accomplished.
I make all kinds of lists for both business and pleasure and they’re often done with a glass of wine in hand like Gapsted’s Valley Selection Cabernet Merlot.
The fruit comes from the King Valley and it’s been turned into an easy to enjoy wine which has the fresh, fruity aroma of wild forest berries and blackcurrant.
It spent seven months in American oak adding a little warming, savoury spice to the mix, balancing nicely with the blackcurrant fruit, and there’s a pleasant smoothness and length of flavour.
This is comfort wine - and while you could certainly enjoy it with lasagne or roast duck, it’s just fine on its own or with some lazy cheese and crackers.
And you won’t need reminding to have another glass.
Visit the cellar door in Gapsted and taste the full range, or go to www.gapstedwines.com.au.