by Paullette Gaudet
Ahhh—SPRING!!! It’s that time of year when a good glass of wine (or two) is needed before hunting down those Winter dust bunnies with tranquilizer darts (or mops). Spring cleaning is a ritual made EVER the more palatable by a smart choice of wine—however else are you going to determine if your wineglasses are spot-free than by filling them with Gruner Veltliner (a white wine grape variety from Austria and the Czech Republic with a big hit of white pepper in its aroma, just to keep the cleaning party going), or a crisp Spanish Albarino??
Your Spring cleaning soundtrack? That old vinyl LP (if you still have it) of The Specials, whose Ska-stylings still pair well with physical exertions such as vacuuming and mopping, and a chilled, fizzy white wine such as the Portuguese Vinho Verde.
Vacuuming and dusting is thirsty work, and the popped cork of a bottle of Prosecco turns any Spring moment into a life celebration as the sun’s setting rays shine through windows polished by Windex. A suggestion for everyone’s Spring Cleaning Weekend? Keep the wine you sip clear, sharp, and chilled while wiping away the overlooked grime of the past year in order to make room for a bright, shining future.