*Contributed by Tesco*
Wine always seems like such a grown up thing to drink. I remember tasting it when I was younger and doing that involuntary shudder thing. I hated it. Lets face it, wine is hardly the tipple of choice in your late teens is it? More something you learn to drink as you get older. It somehow seems more civilised than a pint of cider or double vodka and diet coke! I always felt like a proper grown up with a bottle of wine in my trolley at Tesco . . . am I the only one?
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I do regret putting myself off wine as I do still like the idea of it. I love the feel of a wine glass just not the wine in it! At times it feels a little anti social not to drink wine – I can’t join in with the “Shall we just get a couple of bottles for the table” when we go out for a meal for a start.
1. “Shall we just get a couple of bottles for the table?”
A bottle of wine is essentially social and there to be shared isn’t it? I always feel like I’m being awkward when I can’t dibs in on a bottle for the table or turning down wine with meals in favour of a diet coke!
2. It’s an easy gift
So often I’ve been given a bottle of wine as a thank you perhaps for going the extra mile at work or as a gesture when we’ve invited guests round. They just sit in the cupboard until we end up giving them to someone else which always feels so ungrateful!
Be it a birthday, Christmas, wedding or a day at the races – champagne is par for the course isn’t it. I find myself raising my glass for the toast and then passing it to someone else, the fizzy stuff doesn’t agree with me.
This year we’re going on our first family holiday abroad . . . to France. If that’s not wine country I don’t know what is!
So that’s it – four times when I wish I could drink wine! Maybe I should have another go at acquiring the taste again this summer . . . or maybe I’ll stick to gin.