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2011 – Don’t worry about this one

Some of you will remember the fear mongering fire that I tried adding fuel to last year.  “Y2K – Time to Panic”.  Anyone with a basic understanding of computer programming (I just realized that those people probably aren’t reading a wine blog) will know that 2011 is just as binary as 2010.  So why not worry about the end of the world this year?  In a word – The Mayans.

The Mayans.  A civilization that predicted the end of the world in 2012 and ironically (and I use the word correctly) did not foresee the end of their own civilization. If that doesn’t scare you enough then consider Nostradamus – he also predicted the end of the world in 2012.  And you can’t spell Nostradamus without  “damn us”.

So how do we proceed knowing that 2011 will be by all accounts delightful?  Here’s my 3 step program to enjoying 2011.

1. Drink more Champagne – and if you can’t afford the real stuff a Cava, Cremant, or even American Sparkling wine will do.

Albert after drinking the same wine over and over

2. Drink different wines – as Albert Einstein said about wine “The definition of insanity is drinking the same wine over and over again and expecting a different result”.

3. Splurge on some highly recommended and expensive bottles this year.  If we’ve learned any fear mongering from the Mayans, 2011 may be your last chance.