Kwame: Hey, did you see Parasite yet? I know the answer already—no. Your life is all about the couch and Netflix.
Me: Yep, nothing but Food Youtube, my bean club legumes simmer, and wine.
Kwame: What are you sipping on lately? I'm looking for suggestions to surprise my new boyfriend. You read that right. I need a bottle to impress, plus I'm looking to add a new dimension to my sparkling wine game.
Me: Here is the deal. Let me send you a few of my recent favorites at a range of price points.
Kwame: I trust you because you taste nothing but the goodness every month and take notes that appeal to the novice and seasoned vino lover.
Also, I'd like to have the bottles mailed to my apartment in Washington, DC, because I'm traveling like crazy.
Me: Here are my recommendations. You'll see English sparklers like Gusborne and Chapel Down (they both taste like royalty). The American wine is from the Napa Valley region. Lastly, I'm adding a Lambrusco for you to ponder. One of my most memorable pours of the winter has been this funky version, unlike any other I've ever tried. Let me know what you think and call me later.