Wine seems like so much fun. There are a lot of things to do if you like wine. You can go to wine tastings, vineyard tours, and wine bars. You can celebrate Wine Wednesday. You can go to sip and paint. You can even go to “Wine in the Woods,” which sounds pretty magical. You can take classes on wine. You might want to buy a special “Wine Fridge.” You can “LIKE” all the cool and funny wine memes and relate to their message. It looks like so much fun!
I’m just not that into it. It seems that all the wine I’ve tried is either to dry, or too sweet. I’ll just stick to water. When I make a toast with someone, they have wine and I have water. It’s still a toast, just not as cool. My wine sobriety does make it easier for others. I’m permanent designated driver. That’s a bonus for whomever is with me!
One memory that I have is of an outing in the Shenandoah mountains. We did a tour of several wineries. On this trip, Iain and I traveled with his Dad, David, and my daughter, Catie. It was a beautiful day, and I remember the wonderful time we had eating a nice meal at an inn. It was one of those days where you don’t have an agenda. Nothing to do and no place to be. When I think back to that day, I can still feel the sun on my face!
That’s the way I think of wine. A small gathering of friends or family. Having great conversation and drinking great wine. When you look at social media, there are so many postings from wine drinkers. The memes about people drinking wine, or talking about drinking wine are prolific and sometimes hilarious. Wine has a fun, romantic reputation. I’m not in this exclusive club and I feel like I’m missing out.
I like grapes, but not raisins and not wine. This is a first world problem, I know. I’m just wondering if there are other people who feel the same way about wine?