It’s Not Worth It
A couple years ago, before i quit drinking, a rich and older acquaintance of mine invited Celeste E Hall and me to his town house in the French city of Bordeaux. While there for the weekend, he arranged for us to take a tour of a vineyard in a wine region known as Pomerol.
After the tour, one of his friends gave us a bottle of the highest quality, Grande Cru Classé wine from 2005—a very good year, as they say—with instructions to wait 4-5 years before drinking it. i dutifully brought it back to my apartment and stored it on a shelf, forgetting about it only occasionally.
The first couple weeks after i went sober, i wondered what kind of occasion would merit falling off the wagon to sample a wine that was worth about $95 a bottle.
Last week i found out…
None. Nothing is worth losing the recovery i’ve been fighting for this last year and a half. i gave the bottle to my ex-wife and her new husband.
Oh yeah, PS, the photos are original, for once. i took them during the trip in 2008.
Posted on September 4, 2012, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged alcohol, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, alcoholism, Bordeaux, France, Pomerol, Recovery, sobriety, Vineyard. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.