Imagine, if you will: a sunny, breezy day. 70’s. A winery nestled amongst rolling Maryland hills. An open-air deck, the backdrop a vineyard spread out across a steep, sunbeaten hillside. Birds singing and flitting amongst the nearby trees. Brunch, consisting of five different varieties of smoked salmon*, bagels and cream cheese, english muffins, pastries, omelettes made-to-order, fried potatoes, canadian bacon, ham, and, of course, wine (a lovely riesling). Followed by a tour of the winery, a drive home through the countryside, and an afternoon of wine, beer, and conversation on the porch with my two favorite moms.
* For the curious: Smoked, scampi, gravlox, pastrami, and moroccan.