Recently I have been partying a lot, probably just to cover up my sadness. I hate moving. The next 2 months will be absolutely dreadful. I have to leave my apartment, put my stuff in storage and wait till February to get my new place. Not the most ideal situation. And I am leaving paradise. I really love Aspen and was planning to be here for a while. Things change. I know I do it all to myself and change doesn’t need to happen if you don’t want it. Deep down, I know I want it and I need it to feel alive or to feel the growth I’m experiencing. Sounds masochistic, but I’ve always been this way. The only thing that keeps me still and in the moment… is wine.
Hope you all had great Thanksgiving. As I mentioned, I am trying to cover up my sadness and that means that there is a little bit of drinking involved. My Thanksgiving celebration was out beyond the ordinary family gathering limits. It started at midnight after everybody else was finished having dinner. We had all leftovers, and it was better than a fancy plate at the restaurant. Dinner started with really good bubbles. It wasn’t champagne, actually, but domestic bubbles: 2006 Soter Sparkling Pinot Noir Brut Rosé from Oregon. I was pleasantly surprised by the wine. It was delicious, rich, with refined bubbles and typical pinot noir aromas of strawberry, sour cherry, cranberry. The wine made me travel back in time to my first visit to Oregon. It was almost 7 years ago, but feels like it happened in another other life.Oregon wine country is not like any other place you have been to. It is very real and calm. Tony Soter and his wife invited a bunch of sommeliers to enjoy lunch at their estate and I remember drinking bubbles on the top of the Beacon Hill vineyard, eating oysters and thinking that I was the luckiest person alive. Of course, my life since then has changed a lot and brought even more moments to be grateful for, it’s just funny how certain ones stay with you forever and all it takes is a great glass of wine to bring them back.
Unfortunately, Soter Sparkling Rosé is not cheap. My best friend always says “Vilma, you can’t help it, you just like nice things”. I have already made peace with the fact that I will never have money. If I start making more, I will just spend more on a nice things, good wine and food. On Cyber Monday I bought 8oz of caviar on sale while other people spent the same amount of money buying a TV and a mattress. I guess we all have different priorities in life, and mine are never in a right order.