Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Etiquette Challenge: Uncork it?
We were gifted with several excellent bottles of wine when we were engaged. That was four years ago and we have not opened any of the bottles. Cringe! I am always waiting for the best time but anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays have passed. It never seems special enough. Do you have a rule of thumb for opening your best bottles?
(Full disclosure: Katie is one of my oldest friends, if she were not, she absolutely should not be kissing virtual-perfect strangers, although I could not even feign surprise if this kind of thing were uncovered. Also, I gave her a few of those bottles, two of which should have been opened already.)
She has the wrong hostess for the task in me: I don't know about you, but I open bottles when I am having dinner, thirsty, out of shampoo, or when I am close to the shore and not in any rush to send a message. I try not to open bottles of champagne unless I am in the company of very trusted souls (don't ask, I mean it, don't). Two bottles or more of any one wine sits aside for dinner parties. This concludes what I know, except to say: Open the bottles already, are you waiting for an apocalypse?
Do you have an uncorking rule of thumb you can share with my girl?