At the close of our most recent post, my friend Daniel, outside of the moment, looking pong-wise - backward and forward - proposed a toast to the future. Unlike the toast of the future, which pops as you wake and butters itself, a toast to the future calls for a look ahead, with all the heady stuff of dreams, fears and hopes at its heart. I generally prefer to be here now. I refuse to set goals, make resolutions or otherwise occupy my thoughts with may or may not happen, but I do have some wishes for what lies ahead.
On this shortest day of Midwinter, I too look forward and raise a glass. I look forward to longer days passed slowly with loved ones. May we leave our judgment and anger behind us and use the short time ahead to fully appreciate and enjoy one another, to understand and to forgive each other. In the year to come, may we all laugh, unguardedly, wholeheartedly, with real mirth. May we laugh hard enough to forget who we think we are and regain a sense of the beauty of the uninterrupted world.
The toast of the future will be fine with coffee or juice, but a toast to the future requires something stronger. It is said, and so we’ve found, that wine with bubbles works well for this. We’ll be sampling several sparklers this Sunday. Come raise a glass to the end of 2017 and the beginning of the rest of our lives - the best of times!
This SUNDAY, December 24th, we’ll be pouring sparkling wine Tasting Flights on Christmas Eve from 2 to 5pm - $15
But first…TONIGHT: Thursday Night Flights! All Italian Whites or Reds from 4 to 8pm - $12
And this SATURDAY, December 23rd: Holiday Tasting Flights – featuring some of our favorite wines for your holiday table - from 3 to 6pm - $15