From the August 2017 magazine.

The endless glass of wine

Close call at a nearby eatery

I was standing beside the counter at a local restaurant with my laminated claim number in hand. I glanced around the room and noticed that several of the other waiting patrons were holding onto wine glasses in addition to their claim numbers. My attention was drawn to the server behind the counter who asked one of the customers, “Would you like to upgrade to the endless glass for $7?”

An endless glass? Really? How come I didn’t know about this place when I was drinking? Suddenly, it seemed that everyone around me was sipping on wine. I could see red and white liquid flowing everywhere. On top of it, I heard the server behind the counter ask the next person if they would like cabernet or merlot. Cabernet sauvignon used to be my favorite! I can still recall the scent of the complex pungent tannins. I began to imagine savoring the peppery, full-bodied black-cherry liquid.

-- Jean C.

Edina, Minnesota, USA

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