I created this wine tasting journal because living in California my
husband and I enjoy a nice glass of wine from time to time. We
sometimes visit the local wineries and are starting to learn a few
things about the wines grown here and elsewhere. We decided it would be
nice to track the wines we taste and keep a log of different things
about them. This is a simple wine journal that you can make yourself to
track your own wine tasting journey.
I used the Bind-It-All binding machine to bind my book, but you can certainly bind it in other ways as well, such as with ribbons, rings, etc.
1 set of 7.5 x 5 Zutter Bind it All chipboard covers or similar
2 pieces of 12 x 12 decorative scrapbooking paper to cover chipboard covers
Several sheets of the wine tasting PDF printouts (printed on heavy cardstock is best)
Cut the corners at an angle and fold all the sides in. Adhere down.
Trim another piece of scrapbook paper to cover the rest of the cover.
Repeat for the other cover.
Print out the wine tasting PDF sheets onto heavy cardstock and cut to 5 x 7-1/2. When putting together the journal pages, put your pages face down rather than face up. This will give you the blank page opposite for additional notes and journaling as well as a place to put your wine label if you are interested. Bind your journal with your Bind It All or whatever you are using.
I love collecting wine labels and have found
to be the best thing to get the labels off in one piece. I have also been fortunate enough to be in a winery in Sonoma County where they had rolls and rolls of wine labels that they were giving away! You can take all you want and they are still on the backing paper, so no need to deal with taking them off the bottle. So always look around if you happen to be in a winery or wine shop. You never know what treasures you will find to use in your journal.
You will have a blank page as the opening in your journal. I just collaged some wine labels and ephemera here. You could also date the journal - wines tasted from so and so date to so and so date.
I used my new Cricut to make Wine Journal lettering for the front cover.