Sunday Read: What you should get “me” for Christmas

It’s just two more nights and Christmas will be on us (ok, three for you Americans, us Europeans like to open presents the night of the 24th…). Crazy how this year raced by us so fast. And let’s admit it, some of us still have not found the right presents…as panic settles in, the chance of grabbing something, lets call it a sub-par gift, increases. We end up buying a gift that might say a lot about us, but maybe not in the way we want it. And it can make the recipient feel uncomfortable…

My buddy Jeff The Drunken Cyclist wrote a great piece about how gifts for wine lovers (such as me) can go horribly wrong, and what you should actually consider giving if you are not sure. His piece is funny, as always, and enlightening, as most of the time. And it really spoke to me. So if you have a wine lover you still need to get gifts for, consider reading his take on it, which I whole-heartedly give my two thumbs up approval.

It’s unlikely you will be hearing from me before Christmas, so let me take the time to wish all of you who celebrate it, a great time with your loved ones, some peace and quiet, and some quality time together. We all, whether celebrating or not, can use it as the year draws to a close. I will be celebrating with my in-laws in Alaska, a tradition that has become one of the best additions to my life lately. The snow, the many dark hours, people I deeply care about who I have come to love and who accept me as one of theirs, great food and conversation, and last but not least the quiet of a remotely located house on a hill all combine for a wonderful way to spend these last days of the year.

I will be publishing something between the years, as we say in Germany, so no need to say good bye to 2013 yet.

The Drunken Cyclist: What you should get “me” for Christmas 

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28 thoughts on “Sunday Read: What you should get “me” for Christmas

  1. Stefano says:

    Merry Christmas to you and Nina, my friend!
    The last weeks have been really intense – looking forward to slowing down a bit and catching up on things.
    Enjoy beautiful Alaska and the Christmas celebrations.
    A big hug from the three of us to the two of you.
    Stefano & Francesca

    • Bro, I sent you a text as well: Thanks for your Christmas wishes, I am sending hugs back your way and hope you are having a great Christmas…we need to see each other soon!

      • Stefano says:

        You got it! Just so you know, my phone unexpectedly died on me so unfortunately I cannot see texts until I find a way to fix it or replace it… Should you need/want to communicate please use email.
        I am also very much looking forward to seeing you again soon, Man!
        Take care

  2. Josh says:

    Merry Christmas! See you in the new year!

  3. Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your Rieslings never get too warm, while you are enjoying the festive times.

  5. ksbeth says:

    happy holidays to you and yours )

  6. Nice share–I enjoyed it both times I read it.

    Alaska sounds like the perfect place to spend the holidays.

    You sure did get around this last year, didn’t you?

  7. Thanks for the kind words, Oliver! And a very Merry Christmas to you as well!

  8. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday in Alaska Oliver!

  9. Frohe Weihnachten, Oliver! Prost!

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