15 Things Only a Winelover Understands During The Holidays

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  • by ALLISON
  • on DECEMBER 14, 2016
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1.When you preemptively hide your phone from yourself, knowing the holidays are coming


Because wine and exes don’t mix well
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2. When your out-of-town cousin brings a bottle of your favorite Cab


Sometimes your family knows you best.
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3. When no one can taste the difference between your California Cabernet and the $8 bottle your mother brought


Keep calm and sip on.
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4. When your main goal is to not be THAT Uncle


Keep it classy.
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5. When someone gifts you another cheap knockoff wine opener


Or faux-Riedel glass. Or cheap cork topper.
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6. When you select the dinner pairing and everyone looks to you for flavor notes


Hints of cinnamon, family tension and inevitable hangover.
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7. When you have one too many glasses of Pinot before the religious services


Turn wine into water and take a seat.
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8. When a family member asks what you’re doing with your life. Or why you’re still single


Smile, nod, shrug.
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9. When you know there’s only one more glass in the bottle of Ridge Monte Bello


Take it. You earned it.
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10. When grandma is in town and promptly begins pouring at 4:00


Respect your elders.
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11. When your sister proudly claims that she only drinks Rosé


Offer her a spritzer… or a trip to Napa.
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12. When you spend the day last-minute gift shopping


Go ahead and take bubbles to bubbles.

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13. When you finally open that Riesling you’ve been saving for a year


Special occasion, indeed!
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14. When the cheese plate comes


THIS is why there are dinner courses!
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15. When everyone at the table complements the Pinot you picked out


You’re a club member for a reason.
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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.


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