My Many Wishes
In a lifetime, you can accumulate an insane number of wishes. The more you see, the more you wish it was somehow better, bigger or simply yours. Let me give you a quick rundown of some of my favourites.
I wish more wines were available. There just aren’t enough around. Now you may say we have plenty but I know there is more out there. How do I know so definitively? I travel. I recently held a Wine 101 class where a number of my eager students talked about the great wines of Italy, South Africa, New Zealand — you name it — that they while travelling to those countries. Once they got home they were impossible to find locally.
I know its difficult to stock the shelves with every single bottle in the world but it would be nice to see, wouldn’t it. Maybe I’m thinking too big.
I wish the Next Big Thing was more of an everyday occurrence. Let me explain. It seems that trends are accumulated and projected to you only once a year. These trends shouldn’t be disseminated like the Oscars. Instead magazines, like Tidings, should be throwing them at you every chance we get. We’ll work on that.
I wish more restaurants served wine by the glass. I always encourage my students to taste, taste, then taste some more. If you’ve tasted everything at your house, crash your neighbours cellar and — not to sound repetitive — taste again. But if more restaurants served quality wines by the glass then poof, you can have a plethora of glasses during your meal. Well that may only be me but you know where I’m going with this.
I wish for world … Now I know I’m going too far.