Weather in a fancy glass or straight from the bottle, wine brings us closer.
By: Jason Suerte Felipe
Let us take a moment to appreciate the art of forming what was once crushed and fermented, red and black grapes to what we now know and love: Wine!
Recently, I shared my passion for writing with a friend. Upon reading my blog, he gave me, to what I thought, was one of the best compliments I’ve received: “You reminded me of Carrie in Sex In the City.” And oh boy, my smile could not have been bigger!
If you are not familiar with Sex In The City, Carrie Bradshaw (played by the charming Sarah Jessica Parker) is a New York columnist and fashionista that had her own weekly column sharing the tales of independent women and the experiences and relationships that follow. Though I may not share the fashion sense of THE Carrie Bradshaw, I was flattered of course. Seeing I am an aspiring writer who has only dreamt of visiting New York.
On screen, Carrie and her group of gal-pals would gather around and have a glass of wine (or two) dishing about their lives, love and latest gossip. Now, I am not at any means a connoisseur of all things wine. But if there is one thing I’ve learned from Sex in the City, it’s that: Wine brings us together. No matter how rough of a day, we can be comforted by a glass of wine and our closest friends.
Over the past weekend a close friend of mine dropped a bomb on me that she will be moving out of town- a day before leaving. As you can imagine, I was devastated and heartbroken to hear the news at such short notice.
I’m sure we can all relate. Having a significant other or best friend move across states. Worrying that the connection you guys once had would disappear. Though I am fortunate that we have one of those friendships where no matter how long the time without speaking or seeing each other, we are able to talk like distance or time never existed.
In talking, we pulled out a glass of wine and just talked about our lives. Talked about our past and future. Shared our hopes and dreams, as well as our concerns and our fears. We gave each other permission to just whine and let it all out. There’s something comforting and heartwarming having a glass of wine with someone you love and care about. Like the wine, there is history in the relationship where it is preserved and enjoyed. And like wine, our relationships improve and strengthen with age.
So here’s to you, my friends. No matter the distance or time, may you be gathered with close friends and have each sip bring lifelong memories.
What are your favorite wine memories and which Sex In the City character are you? Share with us in the comments!
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