Thursday, March 15, 2007

Drinking for a cause

He still remembers the moment he fell in love with her. It was over a cheese plate. Her face was consumed by candlelight. His belly was warm with Merlot. (It was eight years ago, before Sideways made the poor grape gauche.) She laughed at his horrible Y2K joke. And the giggle wove satin ribbons around his heart. wasn't over food. And it wasn't a candle illuminating those rosy cheeks. It might have been fluorescent lights. Nope, it was sun light. Or perhaps it was dark? And maybe it wasn't a Merlot after all, but a Bordeaux. Or a Burgundy. Ah, hell. Maybe it wasn't even red wine. Maybe it was a Viognier...

Whatever it was that caused his heart to become satin-stitched forever, tonight he's planning to relive the moment all over again. He's taking his girlfriend to the wine tasting at the Cedar Cultural Center (6:30 pm till 9:30 pm), an event hosted by Zipp's Liquors. With more than 150 wines to choose from and yummy food served up by the Seward Co-op, thirty bucks per person feels like a steal to this romantic gentleman. Best of all, the proceeds from the tasting benefit Youth Farm and Market Project, a local organization that promotes urban agriculture and youth organizing.

So when he squeezes her hand and whispers in her ear, "This reminds me of the time I fell in love with you," he won't be feeding her a line. With 150 different wines, the one they shared that lovely night (or maybe it was day time?) is bound to be among the bunch.

Zipp's Liquors:
Youth Farm and Market Project:

Photo: (CC) By Andre Karwath

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