I knew it was going to happen eventually. We talk wine with a few friends and he’s showed a lot more interest and definitely more knowledge. He’s been listening to what I say as I’m learning. I’ll give him that.
But it’s gone over the top now. He’s now enjoying red’s and white’s. Which means I have TO SHARE! I don’t want to share. I liken this to 19 years ago when he suddenly found out he wasn’t allergic to chocolate anymore. My Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk kept going empty. I thought I was losing my mind. We lived alone. We were broke so that ice cream would last me weeks. I’d take a couple of spoonfuls here and there. I didn’t have to worry about it, it was only mine because he was allergic. One day I finally figured it out (yes, score one for the brain surgeon) and told him to take his shirt off so I could check for rashes. NONE, well where the hell was my ice cream going then? That’s when he started snickering and came clean that he found out his allergy was gone. Sharing my chocolate has gone downhill ever since as two years later I got pregnant and more chocolate sharing had to go down.
While obviously I won’t have to share my wine with the kids for quite some time I am going to whine about sharing with hubby.
I mean SERIOUSLY, I already had to learn to share my whiskey because he decided not to be a rum drinker anymore. Nothing is sacred anymore. Ok, now to focus on the positives of this situation.
1# Wine tastings have become more of a priority. He wants to try different varieties and wineries. In fact we’ll be hitting some wineries during spring break. Both kids have plans so we’re taking our first of many camping trips alone. It’s easy to tour the wineries here in Washington. The difficult thing is figuring out which one’s to hit first on any tour because they start to run together by the third stop
2# He buys wine more often. Previously I would need to ask him to pick up a bottle if he was going to the grocery store just because he wouldn’t think of it. Now I find bottles in the fridge chilling that I didn’t even know we had. See, I told you I was going to come up with the positives!
3# We are both still cheap asses on the price of our wine. However, I’ve come along way in the last few years. Have to stimulate the economy you know. I never used to spend over $5 for a bottle of wine, I’d shop whatever was on the sale on the bottom shelf. Now I still buy from there because not all wines have a high price tag. But, there are a ton of great wine choices from Washington for $10 or under.
Hubby is never afraid to grab bottles that are more towards the $10-$15 range. In fact one time we were cruising around the wine section at our grocery store and the wine steward was there. Hubby started asking questions and we learned a lot of cool stuff from the guy. He showed us an incredible bottle of wine that you can no longer get, yes he did warn us we’d love it and be unable to get more because the winery closed. It was a killer deal 1/2 off and only $25 a bottle. We were having a date night at home and hubby bought 2 bottles. I never would have grabbed them myself. See, the positives just keep racking up. The wine was really good by the way.
4# Glasses of wine show up while I’m working or just watching tv. It’s the craziest thing. I’ll be sitting here and all the sudden this hot, bald man will come out of the kitchen with two glasses of wine. This is the best perk of all.
I started this post thinking, “be careful what you wish for”. However, ignore that and just ignore the whining above. Now that I’ve typed out all the positives, this sharing of the wine isn’t going to be such a bad thing. I’m kind of starting to think I can get a wine fridge out of this deal now! lol