'They look too exciting for so early in the evening'.
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Organizing photos on my phone last week, I kept pausing on pictures from tastings past. You know, in the ‘before times’, when a large gathering of people spelled fun, not doom. Now tastings have become one more entry in the category of ‘Things We Used To Do’.
Spontaneous restaurant outings. Sporting events. Movies. Drinks at a bar. Hugs. Meaningful human contact with anyone you don’t already live with.
That last one is important. Humans need other humans. A recent Atlantic article expresses it this way: ‘We have a deeply ingrained need to belong to a group or community’. Alone, we’re…well, we’re alone.
In the words of the Rolling Stones, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want (You Get What You Need)’. Well, I think people need other people. So in a tentative, dipping our toe in the water sort of way, and with safety at the forefront, we’re going to try to hold a limited in-person tasting event.
On Saturday, September 26, the one and only Sheri Carl will be set up outside. Entry to the tasting will be via timed tickets, only 4 available for each 15 minute time slot. Tickets are $5, which will be donated to Norfolk Aggie’s Scholarship Fund. (We’ll also donate a percentage of sales that day.)
Masks need to be worn inside the store and at the tasting table. You step away from the table to taste. We’ll be using disposable cups. We have put a LOT of thought into this, because we want to see our favorite people again, but we need to help keep you safe.
Welcome back to our community.