Yet Another Blonde Moment.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The highlight of my wedding, for me, was when some close family friends pulled out a few bottles of wine that were from both my husband and my birth years. Everyone on our respective "teams" got to toast with the wine that symbolized each of us, and the giver told a wonderful story about how each reflected our very different personalities. It was pretty much the only part of our Hawaiian destination wedding that I didn't plan, and that moment is still so special to me, that it is the one thing that I would like recreate at my child(ren)s wedding.

Since I knew that I wanted to get wine from the LM's birth year, I figured I was some sort of genius to do it now, when the wine from 2007 is not only cheaper but easier to find. I can only imagine the expense and challenge it must have been to find wine from 1975, and 79, as was done for our wedding, so I figured I would just get a few cases now and store them until the little man either gets married, or has some other toast worthy accomplishment.

Which leads me to yet another blonde moment. (Do offense to my fair haired sisters out there.)

Yesterday, after doing a little research I went to a well known wine store and talked to the owner about ordering a few cases.

"What type of cellar do you have to keep these in?" He asked.
"Cellar?" I replied.
"Yeah, a cellar, a place to store wine... I'm sure you've heard of such a thing as a wine cellar."
Now totally embarrassed, I told the man the story of my wedding and what I was trying to accomplish here.
"That's sweet and all," he remarked, "but you are still going to need a cellar."
Cue my exit.
Honestly, I'm not quite sure what I was thinking. Obviously you need a cellar. I completely and totally know that if wine is not stored right it will turn into vinegar. I intellectually know this fact, yet that didn't keep me from walking into the store and making a total fool of myself.

All I could think is that this wasn't even half as bad as the ceiling fan incident of 2008. Why, oh why, must these things always happen in front of other people?

As an aside while I was looking for pictures of the toast, I stumbled upon my second favorite memory from that day, doing the hula with my wedding party. Hard to believe it's been almost 7 years...

Wish I could say I was a little less "blonde" than I was then.... but alas, not much has changed.


Jodi said...

Can't you just keep it in the refrigerator? What about all the stores that keep their wine on shelves? How many people have cellars in the middle of Boston? I don't think you were acting ditzy at all because thinking about wine all day isn't your full time job like the snotty wine guy. I have pms induced outrage on your behalf! I just had my hair highlighted so I am Xtra blond today.

Jo said...

i don't think you're alone in your blondness when it comes to wine storage. in the past i've stuffed wine in my parent's cellar (good wine) and it still turned to vinegar so I think there's an art to it.

minervabird said...

It is not that big of a deal to cellar wine. You can get a wine cabinet or make your own storage space or you can get some one to cellar it for you.

Check out wine anorak's site on this:

Or even:

You should be able to get a wine cabinet for about $1100 for a low end one.

No, I am not affiliated with either site, but I do write magazine articles about wine.

Good luck, and put away some of that 2007 vintage!

Anonymous said...

You're such a trendoid yuppie cliche, as usual.

And methinks the point of this whole post was to a) remind us all again of your "Hawaiian destination wedding" and b) to have your usual gaggle of brain-dead idiots all chime in with "oh Yummy, you're not a dumb blonde at all! You're soooo fab!"

You're such a sad little woman.

Yummy Mummy said...

or it was just funny.

What's sad is you wasting your time leaving a comment.

What now that your little website is back up and running you need something to fire up your little tribe?

Julie Q said...

eeeek! We got a bottle of wine from 1982 from a family friend (both our birth years) for our wedding, but we've just stored it in a cabinet. Yeah, its totally vinegar now :( maybe not? hahaha loser denial has set in. Your wedding sounds like it was amazing!!!