When we first arrived in Melbourne, our friend Nate came down for a visit so we headed to the Yarra Valley for a look and taste around wine country. We splurged a little bit (read: we didn’t have a budget) and spent a few hundred dollars (read: more than I care to admit) on some very fine wine. Now the thing about buying nice wine when you’re a little bit broke, or are about to become a little bit broke, is that you like to save the good bottles for special occasions. Fast forward two and a half years, and you end up with wine that should have been enjoyed two years earlier as it has endured extreme temperatures of anywhere between 2 and 40 degrees.
I’m so bummed about this! There were 2 wines in particular, one which we opened last night, that aren’t as great as they would/could have been. I remember buying this one in particular from Moet and Chandon and it was $30 and I thought “we’ll drink this on a special occasion”. But no occasion seemed “special” enough and now the wine is less than special.
Mental note: Life is special, so anytime is a special occasion for fine wine.