I love wine so much that I even love using wine corks as decor! To remember special moments, dinners, dates, I will take the wine cork from the event and I write the details and date on the cork.
year week when I clean out the glass container that holds them, I get so many laughs thinking about the great times- Home from Iraq, Disney Japan with my sister (Yes, you can drink wine even at Disneyland), Kalia Meets My Mom, birthdays, anniversaries, friends visiting, and so much more...
I tend to be rather unsentimental with objects because I try not to be a pat rack (years of moving in the military- too much stuff is a pain) and toss/recycle everything- keeping wine corks pack a lot of memory onto a small memento and the glass jar looks wonderful on my dining room table.
I prefer to use a fine point Sharpie permanent marker, but I will use what is on hand at the moment so I do not forget. However, over time normal pen seems to fade, so now I will trace over it with a Sharpie when I get home so that it lasts.
As you can see in the picture, some are fading, need to trace over them as soon as possible!