As an aside, I can’t tell you how often I have a draft of this newsletter crafted then receive a newsletter from one of the many wine outlets I follow about the same exact thing. Am I on the Truman Show? Or, are our wine shopping, entertaining and drinking questions more universal than I thought? It’s likely the latter but I’m not ruling out the former. Typically, I tuck my draft away to use for another time or scrap it altogether but this time, I’m sticking with it.
As you can imagine, I am often tasked with bringing the wine to social gatherings, birthday dinners, girls’ night, etc. I’m always faced with the same dilemma – should I bring a few bottles of different wine or a few bottles of the same wine? There is no right or wrong answer here, but I usually end up bringing a variety of wine and here are a few reasons why:
And of course, sometimes it’s easier to just bring three bottles of the same white and/or red, which, there’s no shame in that! If we are going to a restaurant, I try to keep it simple so we don’t have to keep track (am I on the first white or the second?) and we’re still on speaking terms with the server when we finish the meal.