"I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep."This weekend I am in Boston for the Wine Expo. I bought tickets for me...I mean C...for Christmas. (At least he was nice enough to take me along.)
- George Best
I haven't been to the Wine Expo in years. I think the last time I went was in 1999. So it'll have been a good decade since I've experienced an afternoon of tasting delicious wines from all over the world.
We decided to make a night of it. We'll be staying here, formerly the Ritz-Carlton. The rooms is supposed to be splendid - a garden suite overlooking Boston's Public Gardens and replete with a fireplace butler, someone to tend to our fire.
In this Great Recession I probably wouldn't be spending the money on a 5-star luxury hotel for one evening 25 minutes from the house had it not been for a friend with inside connections. I've spent more per night at the Hampton Inn. We'll also be using a gift certificate we got for Christmas at a great Italian place in the North End.
A bit of frugality for a luxurious fun-filled weekend.