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Tis the season

Sal Vanilla | Dec 20, 2008 02:08 PM

This may get deleted, but I thought it was timely and I love hearing these stories. Anyone have any good holiday party stories, food for/at party stories or liquor at/for party stories?

I will start: Last night drinks party - maybe 20 people. Every time a man (who I did not know, but know his wife from the gym) tasted a new wine (which I think was 6 times) he would bang on his wine glass with an cheese knife and bring his hand up to silence the crowd and wait for what seemed like an eternity with his eyes closed/hand still up and say the name of the wine and its particulars and say something like: hint of citrus, slight complexity on the back of my palate........ blueberry..... no...... rasberry aftertaste. All the while clicking his tongue to his roof of is mouth and blowing and poofing! Occasionally he would roll his eyes to the back of his head and his eyes would flutter like he was having a seizure. The first couple times everyone sort of listened with curiosity and minded his demands for quiet attention, but then people were listening still, but then making their own wine comments which was creating a lot of snorting and laughing, but the man did not seem to notice that he was being made fun of and continued. Our neighbor kept on calling him "frazier" - but the wine man just kept correcting him.

It was the highlight of the party. People have been calling each other all morning talking about it. Maybe it is mean, but it just still makes me laugh.

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