October twenty-first is the anniversary for my Bride and I, and I will just talk a little bit about that day, in the context of the theme of The Wine Raconteur. It was a day full of joy and anticipation. It was a whirl-wind of activity that culminated after months of preparation. We had planned and made all of the arrangements.
We had taken dance lessons in advance for the day. At our age, we couldn’t have a bridal dance where we just held each other and listed back and forth to the sway of music. This was prior to the choreographed dancing shows that now appear on television and we wanted to appear that we knew what we were doing. Our song was “Love is Lovelier, the Second Time Around” sung by Francis Albert Sinatra, as well as “You Make Me Feel So Young.”
After making arrangements with the caterer, we had to secure the beverages for the occasion. The good thing was that we could furnish our own choices. We went and purchased the premium liquors to keep everyone happy. Our choice for wine required more thought. We had to find something that would please our guests without breaking the bank. We settled on three wines in magnum bottles that we felt would work very well and offer quality and would please our well wishers. We went with the Woodbridge collection of wines from the Robert Mondavi group of California. We chose Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and White Zinfandel and bought cases of each. I guess we chose well, because we went through more wine that evening as compared to the mixed cases of liquor that we had purchased.
I am pleased to say that a fine time was enjoyed by all, especially my Bride and I. We are still going strong to this day, I am glad to say. Here is to my Bride, who still can put up with my idiosyncrasies.