How to have the ultimate at-home picnic

There’s a happy side-effect to our recent dependence on technology to stay connected.
Suddenly, we’ve discovered whole new ways of doing things – including experiences that are a world-first. That includes a very special Wine Blending @ Home virtual adventure being offered by Brisbane’s City Winery – the first of its kind, it’s believed, anywhere on the planet.

The class is among several ‘at-home’ experiences on offerduring these times of social distancing – and likely to be continued as an option for those interested in ‘virtual

City Winery arranges all the accoutrements you’ll need at home, including tasting notes; measuring cups; and four varieties of unfinished red wine. Once you’re set-up, it’s
simply a matter of connecting via video-conference with the wine-maker, Kris Cush.
Kris guides you through the blending experience – giving you an insight into the role of a wine-maker.

Once your blend preference is determined, City Winery will bottle to your recipe, add a customized label and it’s ready for you to collect or have shipped to your home. If you’d like to mark a special occasion with your personalized red wine, why not go all out and organize an at-home gourmet picnic – with the help of Noosa Picnics.

They can supply everything you need – from cushions and blankets to rustic tables, to glassware, crockery, tea-lights and other luxurious, bohemian touches. Have the owner set the picnic scene for you, in your own backyard or on your deck, or choose the DIY package and style it yourself.

Of course, the picnic features a hamper of artisan gourmet treats – like local cheeses and other goodies – so you can make a truly delicious occasion of it. Once your picnic is over, Noosa Picnics can come back to collect all the items – you don’t even have to do the
washing up!