I’ve tried many of the world’s great wines…spent too much money acquiring some!..learned cocktail craft…enjoyed beers of the world…
But let’s see I’ve not had any alcohol in about 5 months, and hardly any in the past 18 months. My wife’s on a medication that is incompatible with alcohol, and she had to give it up so I joined her out of solidarity. I never drink in her presence, and in these past 5 months I’ve been out with other friends who are drinking but just have not wanted to anyway.
(I’ve always had a healthy relationship with alcohol. I enjoy it, but always know when I’ve had enough. But that may be after the point at which it’s safe to drive, and thus we had started using Uber to go out to dinner when we were drinking.)
We go out to dinner and look around, and more and more we notice tables, like ours, with sparkling water only. Not a TON, but definitely some! Maybe it’s trending?? I noticed that the BBC has been addressing this a little lately too.
My wife and I loved the wine collection, and it’s harder on her than me. But I don’t see us ever going back to it. (Going to sell it off with the help of the local fine wine store.) Maybe I’ll pay for a 552 with some of the proceeds