fdelano Posted January 20, 2013 Share Posted January 20, 2013 Last of the Good Wine At first, it was sweet with upfront flavors still filled with sugar. We soon found different tastes of different grapes, later, even the qualities of those grown on hillsides or valleys, some tailored for sales of volume. We learned to match wine and food, usually taking in too much of both. Those with years of partaking told us secrets about aromas that lingered on the back of the tongue, embuing a satisfaction of getting our money's worth and bragging rights. We found those special bottles and shared with imbibing friends. Soon, we would not consider a good meal without a good wine. There was pride in the rituals of opening, decanting and serving. Later, the less expensive bottles caught our attention, giving as much pleasure for half the price, adding to our egos for astuteness in knowing how to find such bargains. We began to stock our cellars. Eventually, the opinions of others mattered not, and we drank according to personal wants and needs, always admiring the years and talents that created lifelong arts as we smugly sipped their masterpieces. Tinker, tailor, soldier, thinker. (With consideration to John LeCarre.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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