Chores suck. Wine is delicious. So, you should absolutely make life better by pairing your dreaded to-do list with booze. Here, nine pairings from master of wine Nicholas Paris that might actually make washing your windows fun.
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If you want sparkling windows, you need a sparkling wine. Nothing will inspire you to polish those panes like the bright and light notes that comes in a glass of prosecco.
Recommendation: La Marca Prosecco.
La Marca Prosecco; $14
Perfect for summer, Pinot Grigio goes with just about any outdoor activity. Even scrubbing down your pollen-dusted SUV.
Recommendation: Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio.
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio; $11
Chardonnay is a good choice for sitting on your patio or cleaning it, TBH. Plus, its notes of minerality are a nice complement to the metallic scent of your local sewer water as you hose off your outdoor furniture.
Recommendation: Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay.
Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay; $13
Great in hot weather, rosé will pair perfectly with the floral notes you’ll be smelling as you whisper your go-to mantra to your perennials, "Please don't die, please don't die, please don't die."
Recommendation: Dark Horse Rosé
Dark Horse Rosé; $10
The scent of your last cookout will pair nicely with Cabernet Sauvignon. Pro tip: This wine is ideal while cleaning the grill and barbecuing on it.
Recommendation: Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet
Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet; $16
Whatever you do, avoid red wine when handling laundry. Instead, go with a crisp white wine that’ll taste as good as your linens should smell.
Recommendation: Martin Codax Albariño
Martin Codax Albariño; $14
You don’t want to get glass anywhere, so a light can of sangria with lower-alcohol is a delicious – and safe – option.
Recommendation: Barefoot Sangria Spritzer Cans
Barefoot Sangria Spritzer Cans; $5
A practical choice to avoid any potential messes, boxed pinot noir is the move here.
Recommendation: Vin Vault Pinot Noir
Vin Vault Pinot Noir, 3 liters; price varies
Enjoy a cold glass of sauvignon blanc with this chore. It’ll pair with that fresh-cut grass smell, trust.
Recommendation: Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc; $17