I don’t often write about our drinking habits. For two reasons. One, I don’t want to sound like we’re bragging about the fact that we drink (I don’t think it’s anything to brag about). Two, because I don’t know what’s so exciting about writing about drinking unless I am Edgar Allan Poe. Thing is, when Speedy and I first met, it was over a drinking spree. We were both beer drinkers and we had a common friend who was only too happy to host late-night beer drinking sprees and that was that.
I lost my appetite for beer a long time ago. It’s not that I suddenly found it distasteful. It was more of hating having to run to the bathroom after each bottle of beer. And the last time that Speedy took out his sales team drinking, when he got home, he swore he was getting too old for beer. We don’t drink beer at home. We indulge in the occasional bottle of wine but it’s not a regular thing. There was a time when we went loco over cocktail drinks though. We had bottles of grenadine, tequila, vodka and triple sec and we went through the Tequila Sunrise stage. I tell you, I am absolutely nuts over Tequila Sunrise and there was a period of several months when Speedy would mix drinks every so often. But not being serious wine drinkers nor real connoisseurs, we never really found the need to acquire proper wine and cocktail glasses. Truth be told, we don’t find it strange to drink our wine or our mixed cocktail drinks from water glasses. I mean, they won’t taste any different anyway.
But my sister-in-law, Ava, made some drop-dead Margaritas on Christmas Day, served them in real Margarita glasses and, suddenly, we started wondering why we have a pair of fluted glasses at home and nothing else. When we went to the Mall of Asia earlier today, I told Speedy we ought to look for some decent wine and cocktail glasses. We did.
We found some very nice Margarita glasses at Living Well. If the Margarita looks greenish in the photo, that’s because the glass is blue. At P125.00 per piece, I was really happy. Sam was pointing out some very nice wine glasses — Mikasa crystal wine glasses — but, at P1,950.00 per piece… well, shouldn’t we be more concerned about the quality of the wine rather than the quality of the wine glasses?
I’m on my second glass of Margarita and I feel giggly… :razz: