This year we’ve received some excellent wine and even a fifth of pre-made old fashioned as Christmas presents. By my rough estimate, at least, we’ve received more bottles of holiday cheer this year than we have in the past.
I applaud this apparent trend. I get to try wines that I normally wouldn’t even be aware of, so I feel like I am broadening my wine horizons and developing new favorites. And bottles of wine, or gifts of other consumables, add to the festive nature of the holidays because they can be shared with your holiday guests. It’s fun to try a new vintage with an old pal or family member.
Old Fezziwig would agree with me.