Yes Amarone Classico della Valpolicella, 16% alcohol,
2003, a good year I guess. Goes
well with fava beans I hear.
Yes, we are both Scorpios but so completely different. Not that I pay any mind to astrology.
When you get to our age you have most everything you really want and if you don't, you buy it at any time, since you are wasting time without it while you wait for your birthday. Plus we believe in asking each other since we are not too big on surprises.
JMB: What do you want for your birthday. New CD's? Tell me.
OS: No, I already have over 400 CD's.
(Editorial comment--all in a database, let me tell you, all played in rotation. More editorial comment, gee I only have about 170, some in a database but others not. I'll have to get cracking, I'm falling behind!)
JMB: So what do you want?
OS: A bottle of Valpolicella.
JMB: OK, do you want to choose it or shall I?
OS: I'll choose.
So off we went to the liquor store to survey the choices. Usually he shops in the $20 range but this time he chose one at $29.99! Wow, he's going all out. Now in the meantime, I had been poking around and came up with this one above. Normally $115 but on special for $80.50. Now that is more like a bottle of wine worthy of a birthday present. And on sale, such a bargain!
Suspiciously I asked the clerk stocking the shelves, Why is that on sale? No space ,she said, we sell more liquor at Christmas and have to make room. We are clearing out our back room of some of the more expensive wines, but it is regular price at the other branches.
So I told him, not that one, this one. He hesitated, but only for a moment. I asked him are you saving it or drinking it right away? I'm drinking it on my birthday, he replied. I was absolutely petrified we would drop it on the way home.
So he and my son will partake of this gem. I will not know how the most expensive bottle of wine I have ever bought (original price more than the champagne for our daughter's wedding) tastes since I am teetotal.
I also bought him some of his favourite marmalade which I normally do not since it is ridiculously expensive here.
Finally I thought this card rather appropriate don't you?
So happy birthday to my dear Old Scientist and I wish you many more healthy years.