Happy New Year!

Despite my affinity for wine with bubbles (my personal motto is: “If it doesn’t sparkle, it doesn’t matter”), I am not a big New Year’s Eve reveller. Yesterday, we took the last of my wife’s family to the airport at 4 a.m. (yes, you read that right, four in the morning), so I really did not feel like doing much once the clock started to approach its apex.

We did manage to stay up until midnight, however, but I am pretty sure we were all in bed by the twelfth chime of the clock.

In the days leading up to Champagne’s biggest night, many people asked me what I planned on opening. I threw out a few boastful suggestions (1988 Dom Pérignon, 1995 Krug, 1996 Bollinger Grande Année), but in the end, not a single bottle of bubbles was sacrificed.

I am sure I will make up for that oversight in the coming days.

Nonetheless, I wish you all a very Happy 2018!


Happy New Year!

About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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10 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours. Last night was one of dance with our ballroom friends. Had an OK Sterling blend.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. dwdirwin says:

    That’s how we roll, too. Wishing you all the best in 2018!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. talkavino says:

    Happy New Year, Jeff!


  4. kriskkaria says:

    OhMyGod, Episode 53 part 2 is my first podcast of 2018, https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sgub4-816674. Happy New Year! Thanks for allowing me to narrate this series.


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