Do you ever stop and think how good it could be to own a winery?
I ask this as after watching a lot of DVD TV drama and observing that numerous bottles of wine are consumed in each and every episode.
It seems that no matter the situation a bottle is opened and shared around. I guess that it is shared sis a good thing rather than guzzled by one person.
Having a drink is so much a part of societies norms now isn’t it. You come home from work and a relaxing drink before dinner is what people love to do.
You invite people over and the first thing you do is offer them a drink. In a restaurant you are asked up front what you might like to drink.
Of course the issue for me has always been that we drink too much and so if we are not careful or aware of our condition we can get ourselves into trouble or even worse someone else into trouble.
I remember growing up with boys who would come in on a Monday morning bragging about the great weekend they had had when on Saturday night they had been blind drunk. I have always been puzzled by their answer to my question: What did you do? Their answer: I can’t remember.
I used to seriously think it was my issues that they couldn’t remember but I was always torn by the idea of how can you have a great weekend when you can’t remember what actually happened.
Now days I drink very little, alcohol that is…..it really doesn’t mix terribly well with medication so to spare myself. I just don’t drink at all…so I sit around with my wine buff brothers listening to them wax lyrically about this wine and that one. In a way it’s an education and I’m glad they enjoy it all.
I find I have the pleasure of being designated driver a lot. Some days I really do dream of owning a winery.