Rudolf the Red-Faced Re-Gifter

‘Tis the time of giving and re-gifting. And, unfortunately, the wineglasses you gave to your X-sister-in-law, are precisely the ones she gave to you two years ago. Big Bummer. No doubt, things get chilly. Make amends? Try offering a bottle of Gilbert 2006 Estate Claret from the Wahluke Slope in Washington to go with them. Good choice…might get you back into good graces on the surface, but you’ll always be a thoughtless bitch in the back of her mind. It’s understandable. This Claret is steeped in black cherry and bursts with fabulous darkness. I don’t know if it’s the Malbec jamminess or because it’s from the Wahluke Slope, but it ignites holiday goodness; even the subtlest of pleasantries are appreciated. Things get really interesting with the powdered cocoa and a rush of crushed blackberries. Even the X sister-in-law thinks so, though any gift you give her will always be suspect. Cheers to family!

Drank at The Bohemian, a fabulous new West Seattle spot
A good gift for someone you still like, but is no longer related to you

Photo: Gilbert Cellars


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