1. You’ll have something to celebrate.
2. You’ll have something to mourn.
Either way, it sounds like a great time to come have a glass of wine.
Okay can I be honest for a second? I feel bad…Please excuse the lazy lead-in: I know it’s about as original as a Nick Cannon movie, but cut me some slack, I have a meeting that starts in 15 minutes.
I’m told that there are some great wines this week. The focus of the Tax Relief Tasting will be “some wines that will not hurt your budget and stuff and some that will just be awesome to celebrate with” …or something more cleverly worded…
I’m really sorry; I’m preoccupied and my phrasing is lacking any creativity and alliteration. Maybe I’ll just wait to finish this until after my meeting…
…Okay I’m back. The Tax Relief Tasting: “Wines that will wow and wines that won’t weaken your wallet” will focus on great wines to fit in any post-tax season budget.
Did you read that new description? Nailed it! I’m SO on my game right now!
Here’s the line up:
- For starters, we have some bubbly Prosecco to celebrate the fact that it’s done. Prosecco is one of two tastings that I’ve done so far, so I’ll be there with a smug look on my face…maybe a tweed jacket and trendy reading glasses.
After the Prosecco, there will be several other wines in different price categories to sample (don’t worry, the tasting will include them all, so even if the IRS left you penniless, you can live it up one more time):
- The “Yahoo! the IRS owes me a ton of money and I’m going to splurge” category will feature a taste of Saviah Cellars Stillwater Creek Chardonnay at $26.
- The “I did my taxes early because I get a refund this year” wine will be the excellent 2005 Saint Laurent Syrah at $20.
- The “OK I had to pay and I’m on a tight budget but I still want good wine” category will be graced by a great little French Cotes du Rhone (Grenache & Syrah) for $15.
- Finally, but most importantly to those of you in this predicament, the “Oh my God, I just gave the IRS everything I have” category, where we have a beautiful $10 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina. This is smooth and rich and drinks like a $20 bottle. I’m assured It will put our other, highly sought-after $10 Cabernet (to remain nameless) to shame!
I’ll be there Thursday night (tasting runs from 5-8PM). Come down and have a glass with me! Most likely, I’ll finish my night by taking home a bottle of the “Oh my God, I just gave the IRS everything I have”…but I’ll see how my taxes go around midnight tonight.
Note: I wasn’t aware of this, and I ended up being a couple hours late last week, but on Saturday, the tastings runs from 1-4PM. The bar is open until 9, but the tasting ends at 4PM…4 o’clock…pacific standard time…Just to re-cap, the tasting ends at FOUR O’CLOCK PM. This is important to remember, because if you show up late, your mom will mercilessly taunt you all night. Okay, she probably won’t, but mine might.