You’ve been cooped up all winter, binging Netflix and carb loading like there’s no tomorrow. Except there is a tomorrow, and it just so happens to be the first day of spring.
For those of us whose ankles haven’t seen the light of day since the 2018 midterms, that means two things: Sandal season is just around the corner, and it’s time to get the Cavit on ice.
Ready to take the party outdoors (finally)? Here are eight ways to celebrate spring, each with the perfect Cavit pairing.
1. Pack a Picnic
Not just any old picnic, of course. We’re talking beautifully spread Humboldt Fog, hunks of fresh bread, and spoonfuls of marinated artichoke hearts. You’ve waited all winter for this moment, so do the right thing and grab a bottle or two of the good stuff to wash it down. Cavit’s Pinot Grigio is America’s top pick for Italian Pinots. Just make sure you bring enough to last all afternoon.
2. Hike to the Top of Something
Maybe it’s a mountaintop and maybe it’s a molehill — we’ll never tell. Handy sites like All Trails will help you find the right route. No matter how high you go, don’t forget to bring along a great bottle to celebrate hitting peak spring. We recommend making room in your pack for a bottle of Cavit’s Pinot Noir. Its delicate aromas of black cherry hit the nose like a field full of flowers.
3. Star Gaze
Want a friendly reminder just how big and beautiful the world really is? Look up. Way up. A supermoon is right around the corner, due to hit March 21, and there are meteor showers aplenty in the spring forecast. Think of it as a front-row seat to Mother Nature’s greatest light show. Grab a blanket, a bottle of Cavit’s Prosecco — the 2018 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge Gold Winner — and settle in for a dazzling night.
4. Host a Dinner Party on the Patio
Not too long ago it was the dead of winter and having a dinner party meant your closest friends and family trudging through the barren temperatures to break bread around the table, a mountain of snow boots piled high and pooling in the corner. While we love a good roast and a glass of red as much as the next person, we love a light meal featuring all the spring season has to offer even more. Asparagus? Check. Fresh favas? Check? Cavit Rosé, the perfect accompaniment to everything from seafood to chicken? You didn’t even have to ask.
5. Pitch a Tent
Even if you only make it to the backyard, consider this a cost-effective staycation! Add comfort and ease with an air mattress and an instant-setup, one-piece tent. And when it comes to packing the cooler, don’t skimp on the wine. We recommend a nice Cavit Pinot Noir, whose balance of red berries and cherries goes rather nicely with a fire-roasted s’more.
6. Create a Spring Arrangement
Nothing says spring like a floral arrangement packed with your favorite stems and bursting with color. Making it a DIY affair with friends is much more fun (and economical) than buying a pre-made bouquet. Pick up peonies from your farmers’ market while they last, and don’t be afraid to get a little funky by adding some aesthetically pleasing produce. Set the table with vases, glasses, and a few bottles of Cavit Oak Zero Chardonnay, and let the creative juices flow.
7. Spring Clean with a Clothing Swap
Obsessed with Marie Kondo? Spring’s the perfect time to spark some joy by cleaning out your closet. Then, host a clothing swap with your friends! Whatever you don’t trade you can donate to a local charity. Toast your hard work, extra closet space, and the power of community with a bottle of Cavit Riesling.
8. Get Your Garden On
Whether you’re working with a full backyard or a tiny fire escape, planting and cultivating greenery is perennially rewarding. Your local hardware store can get you set up with everything you need, from soil to seeds. All you need to do is remember to water the little guys from time to time. Once you’ve got your garden in good shape, take a moment to enjoy the eventual fruits of your labor with a bottle of Cavit Pinot Grigio, which features its own fruit-forward mix of citrus and green apple.
This article is sponsored by Cavit.