Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Hail to December!

Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to it already.
Things have slowed down considerably in these parts; the vines are shutting down, malolactic fermentation is progressing in the cellar, and post harvest Napa Valley is once more relatively quiet.
It's no secret that I love Christmas. For me the season is not merely about the giving and receiving of gifts, in fact the older I get, the less I care about that particular aspect. Rather it's about spending quality time with family and friends, good old fashioned carol singing, relaxing repasts, nativity scenes, and yes, twinkling lights, sparkling tinsel and shiny baubles.
There are so many things I enjoy, but one of my favourite traditions is my and Vinomaker's Christmas Eve champagne tasting, and I am already thinking about what wines to include this year. After all, I have to have something to look forward to to get me through my school finals. I'll need a good glass, or two, of bubbly afterwards in order to recover, from the ordeal of the exams, in time for Christmas.

6 comments:

The villager: said...

I've just noticed you like Alastair Sim in A Christmas Carol; I've always admired him as an actor and a good man - sadly departed.

Vinogirl said...

Villager, I just watched it last week...great actor.

Thud said...

I still love the pressies. Villager...as a family we never need an excuse to watch Mr.Sim.

Affer said...

What about 'The Great Escape', reruns of Morecambe and Wise, Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry and Grandad snoring on the sofa with his trousers loosened? You've left them out.....

(how much is a flight to the USA?)

midwesttomidlands said...

Christmas Eve Champagne Tasting - sounds good to me, what a great idea.

Vinogirl said...

Affer: I believe you have a son you can escape to, but Christmas in England is lovely and I think you should stay put!

Vidacavallaro: I totally agree!

Mwtm: Welcome to Vinsanity. It's a great fun, (with some tasty appetizers), make 2009 the first year of a new, sparkling tradition in your household.