You’ve probably had a “song” with that special someone, you know, “Oh, they’re playing our song!” Music is a soundtrack to our culture, but so is food and beverage. With food, you have those meals that you know you can lean on when things get rough, those meals that act almost as a link between two people and can best be described as orgasmic. Enjoying a spectacular meal is like sex without the work, plus you can watch TV or have a conversation while you do it.
With wine, it could be the bottle you had on an anniversary date, or a bottle from a winery at which you spent a whimsical, sexed-up weekend. It could be that boutique producer that only you and your “other” knew about.
Whatever it is, food and strong drink are woven into a relationship as movies and music.
So what happens when you break up?
I had an ex-girlfriend once, and I recall there being certain meals or wines that would remind me of the relationship. She had really terrible taste in wine, so I don’t have the problem with my wine selections. These things linger, and the stronger your appreciation for food, the longer they’ll linger.
Use it as an opportunity to explore new food and wines. You’d be surprised at the trouble you can get in with $20 at a farmer’s market…
Anyone out there think I’m crazy?