Let these GIFs say “Cheers to 2017”!
1.When you preemptively hide your phone from yourself, knowing the holidays are coming
Because wine and exes don’t mix well
2. When your out-of-town cousin brings a bottle of your favorite Cab
Sometimes your family knows you best.
3. When no one can taste the difference between your California Cabernet and the $8 bottle your mother brought
Keep calm and sip on.
4. When your main goal is to not be THAT Uncle
Keep it classy.
5. When someone gifts you another cheap knockoff wine opener
Or faux-Riedel glass. Or cheap cork topper.
6. When you select the dinner pairing and everyone looks to you for flavor notes
Hints of cinnamon, family tension and inevitable hangover.
7. When you have one too many glasses of Pinot before the religious services
Turn wine into water and take a seat.
8. When a family member asks what you’re doing with your life. Or why you’re still single
Smile, nod, shrug.
9. When you know there’s only one more glass in the bottle of Ridge Monte Bello
Take it. You earned it.
10. When grandma is in town and promptly begins pouring at 4:00
Respect your elders.
11. When your sister proudly claims that she only drinks Rosé
Offer her a spritzer… or a trip to Napa.
12. When you spend the day last-minute gift shopping
Go ahead and take bubbles to bubbles.
13. When you finally open that Riesling you’ve been saving for a year
Special occasion, indeed!
14. When the cheese plate comes
THIS is why there are dinner courses!
15. When everyone at the table complements the Pinot you picked out
You’re a club member for a reason.
Bio: Tiffany Bukowski
is a Northern California native and specializes in brand marketing in San Francisco. She enjoys red blends, fancy cheese boards, and talking with her hands.