Coronavirus is the word of 2020. Who would have ever imagined such a scenario to develop in our world? It is a reality now and all we can do is wait it out. I have come to appreciate as Dr. Fauci said, the virus will determine the timeline, not us. It most certainly will change the world in a way that we will not be able to ascertain until much later. One thing is for certain, this will pass.
Something has caught my attention at the store during this crisis. Champagne sales have dropped dramatically. Why? Champagne or sparkling wine is considered a celebratory beverage. I of course just consider it a good wine with bubbles. However, that is not how most perceive it and as a result, sales are down. Think about it. Is there anything to celebrate right now? People are stuck at home, many are on unemployment living on a thread. Kids are at home because school is shut down and parents have little time to themselves. Why the hell would anyone want to pop bubbles now! This is something I would have never thought of until now. That being said, why not celebrate each day you are healthy and alive. Celebrate your family and the time you have with them. Yes, this is a terrible situation, but dwelling on the negative is not healthy. Think positive, stay healthy, be diligent about your hygiene and one day, things will get better. Buy a cheap bottle of Cava and celebrate the positive things in life!
I especially feel a need right now to keep up on my YouTube channel and give my friends something to watch during this world situation. I just posted an episode on aging inexpensive wines. I finished up my celebration of Washington Wine Month with an episode featuring the wines of Columbia Winery. I am getting ready to shoot an episode on Crozes-Hermitage that should be quite interesting. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to entertain and educate my wine enthusiast friends not only during this time of isolation but for a long time to come.
Stan The Wine Man