Because it’s my birthday on Friday!
I’m getting to an age where birthdays feel less like a celebration and more like a hassle (or a slow march toward eventual and unavoidable death, but that’s a topic for another day). Where once I would dress up and hit the town for dinner and drinks with 25 of my closest friends, I now find myself longing for a quiet room and 15 minutes to myself. Or at least a dinner that I get to eat whilst still warm, and without taking seven exploratory trips to the public restroom with my 4 and 2 year olds.
One thing’s for sure though, I still enjoy a really nice, fancypants birthday drink, and this year, I am sharing one with you!
On Friday July 27th from 4PM-7PM, I’ll have one of my own staff picks open for tasting: Nika Passito de Pantelleria (which I can only imagine translates to something like Past the Nike Pants Store). This is a sweeter wine than I am generally fond of, but then it’s a dessert wine, and that calls for a different sort of drinking.
Nika is a golden yellow in color, and literally bursting with flavors of honey, raisins, and dates. As a dessert wine, it is pretty sweet, but that’s the idea. It goes down like a cordial, and might be a sound accompaniment to biscotti.
So if you’re ever curious about some of the more expensive wines you see on our shelves, Friday is your chance to try one of my personal favorites, free of charge. We’ll also offer you 10% off if you decide to buy a bottle for your own celebration.
And for the record, anything can call for a celebration if you believe in yourself! Cheers, friends!