15 Things Only a Winelover Understands During The Holidays

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  • by ALLISON
  • on DECEMBER 14, 2016
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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.