Splurge A Little

Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you have to give up the finer things in life like wine. As a matter of fact sometimes you might even able to afford to spend a little more on a bottle of winethan you could when you were raising kids and had less expendable cash. You also have more peace and quiet to sit and savour it.
 

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Image by: Louis/Dressner

 

Meet New Friends or Get Reaquainted With Old Ones

Wine is a great conversation starter and it can be a great way to meet people with common interests. My grandfather lives in a retirement home and every Friday afternoon they have a wine and cheese social. It’s actually a really nice idea. Residents can meet each other over a glass of wine and talk or they can invite family and friends to join them. It’s a great way to relax, socialize and end the week.
 

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Image by: Mountainview Residence

 

Check Off To Dos On Your Bucket List

People are always afraid of retirement. They just don’t know what they are going to do with all that free time. Well here are some ideas because it is a great time to check things off that bucket list of yours. Take some formal wine classes like WSET or informal classes at the local wine store or winery. You can also look on Just Wine to attend some wine events in your area or around the world, if you are traveling. Speaking of traveling Eno-tourism is on of the hottest forms of travel on the market these days. Learn more about what you love, set up tours and tastings at some of your favourite wineries with a nice wine trip or you can even experience wine first hand by volunteering to help with a harvest at your favourite winery.
 

 

The Big Dream Come True

For others their retirement dreams are even bigger and they use the time to do something they always wanted to do, but were afraid to take the risk like buying a vineyard or winery.
 

 
So, what are you going to do when you retire?
 

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