You’re standing outside your parents home. It’s been years since you’ve seen the whole family together like this. Life is good – your career is thriving, your health is where it needs to be and you’re considering a new puppy. You’re feeling confident about updating the family on your life. But then your Uncle Felix opens the door and immediately bombards you with the dreaded, “Oh, you showed up alone again?!”
We’re all for family togetherness during the holidays. But for every awkward question that you don’t feel like addressing, we’ve got a few drink solutions.
The question: Are you seeing anyone? | The answer: Block 076
With its aromas of fresh loam, tobacco leaf, cedar and dried fruit, you’ll be so lost in the bright flavors of Block 076 that it’ll be easy peasy to block out this awkward question.
The question: What ever happened to [insert your ex’s name]? | The answer: Dalliance Cabernet Sauvignon
Yep, Aunt Sharon remembers your ex from last Thanksgiving. And she remembers liking them even though you remember Aunt Sharon arguing with your ex about politics in the Middle East. Dance around this question with a sip of Dalliance Cabernet anytime someone asks. Sip and hope for a sibling to change the subject.
The question: How’s the job search going? | The answer: Fly By Chardonnay
The toasty oak and subtle buttered-brioche character of this Chardonnay allows you to fly away from invasive conversations and into an innocent game of Monopoly with your siblings.
The question: How’s the diet going? | The answer: Ca d’Gal
Even though all you want to do is shove another piece of pie in your mouth when grandma asks this question, just smile and pour another glass of this slightly acidic–but always fresh–sweet Moscato.
The question: When are you going to give us grandchildren? | The answer: V5 Vodka
Your family means well, but the questions (and doubts) about the status of your life won’t stop flying. Just pour an ounce of V5 Vodka into your cocktail and roll with the punches.
What are you drinking this Thanksgiving? Stop by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits to stock up on whatever wine, spirits or beer you’ll need for the long weekend at home.