I gave up wine eight years ago. Tim and I were invited to a new colleague's home for a delicious gourmet meal. The food was amazing so why wouldn't the wine be fantastic? I drank a glass of something that was red and that is all I can recall because the worst migraine of my life set in shortly thereafter. I recall telling Tim to drive fast because I thought I was going to die on the ride home. I could not get into bed fast enough. I could not be where there was any light. I wanted to cry.
The only cure from this red wine was passing out in my bed until I could endure light again. When I woke up I swore that I would never, NEVER drink wine again.
But wine is so darn classy, right? It seems to put people off if you are at a party and you say 'no, thank you' when you are offered that classy glass of wine. I have been told that I will learn to drink wine when I drink expensive enough wine. I have been told that I am just not drinking the right wine. And the be honest, I don't think I actually like the taste of red wine.
However, I decided that I was going to give it a go with white wine after being on the wagon for eight years ago. Shockingly, I like it. I also do not want to die after I drank it. I started with a very, very small glass of Riesling.
So, I am embracing wine (white) in the year of YES.