My first Wine in Heels event turned out to be the talk of the town. I stressed over it so much that got quite a few pimples on my face but also lost a few hard to lose pounds. There is always a bright side to everything. Unfortunately there is also the dark side that follows. At least that’s how it has been in my case: last week I got a fabulous coat and today I accidentally bleached out my favorite skirt; my class was successful financially, but just yesterday I got an IRS bill for the correction of my taxes – it turns out I owe. Crap. Oh well. There are worse things in life (I had to have a few conversations with myself to get to this conclusion). However, I know that it doesn’t matter how dark the dark side gets there is always the bright one – a very good glass of wine has an ability to fix it all!
I was invited for dinner by a customer of mine and I knew exactly what it was going to entail: simply great wine. It was the perfect solution to all my problems and one of the wines we had made it to my un-written memory list. Remoissenet Richebourg 1957. It was a joy and a surprise that completely took me off the ground. Only really good wine can do that. It’s like watching an amazing movie – it completely erases reality for at least one and a half hours while you are watching it. Wine does the same thing. You keep admiring it and thinking only about what’s in front you and not what’s waiting beyond. The surprise was that the 1957 Remoissenet burgundy tasted fresh and young. It was marvelous. So good that I didn’t even want to know how much it must have cost. The goodness in my glass was saying not so cheap – probably as much as 30 times the cost of my ruined skirt. Well, at least I am lucky enough to drink the best there is. Remoissenet has had a bad reputation, and not every bottle with its name on it has turned into a marvelous one. There has been tons of bad wine produced by the winery, but, to be honest, I don’t care about the past. All that matters is what it’s front me. It amounts to everything else in life. Including a boyfriend. I was drinking this beautiful 1957 burgundy packed with macerated fruits, vibrant, full of attitude and finesse, wrinkled on the surface but full of life at the heart. Can you ask for more?
What’s the point of trying to reverse what has been done? None, because you can’t change the past. All you can do is learn from it. For example, read the label of the chemical that you are just about to put on your favorite piece of clothing or double check the tax return that you just about to file. And don’t forget, everything has a price and you can measure it any way you want. For example, you can buy one bottle of wine or fill your closet with fabulous cloths. It all depends on which phase of life you are in and what’s more important. But you can’t never ever regret or change the past. So let’s toast to now and the future.